Veun is a 78-year-old retired rice farmer with eight children and 23 grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away ten years ago and Veun now lives alone. Her oldest daughter has been supporting her with income she earns working at a nearby garment factory. Veun enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.
Two years ago, Veun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her sensitive to light, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Veun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On June 22nd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She shared, “I hope that after the surgery, my eye will improve and I will be able to see better. I want to be able to go out more easily and see all of my loved ones. I also want to do some housework and grow some bananas and mint around my house. I dream of being able to join ceremonies in faraway places and seeing the beauty of the world.”