Sinuon is a 73-year-old widow living in Kampong Cham province. She is a retired Cambodian noodle maker and has one daughter, three sons, and seven grandchildren. Currently, she lives alone near her oldest daughter and is supported by her children. After she helps cook for her daughter, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
About two years ago, Sinuon developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. As a result, she is unable to travel on her own.
When Sinuon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Sinuon needs help raising $253 to fund her procedure.
“I hope after surgery I can see better. I want to go outside, recognize the faces of my family, and take care of myself.”