Veung is a 64-year-old doting grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer from Kandal province, and her husband is a retired security guard. They have one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren, and they live with their youngest daughter, who is a garment worker and supports their living. Veung enjoys going to the local pagoda on holy days with her husband and helps her children by caring for the grandchildren while her children are working.
Several years ago, Veung developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Farming has been a way of life for her since she was young, and she has spent most of her life outdoors. Now, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places on her own.
When Veung learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 5th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Veung said: “After surgery, I hope I can see better, go outside with my husband, and not be afraid I will fall. I can help my daughter to take care of my grandchildren.”