Chhoeun is a 61-year-old retired orphanage worker. She has a large family, with three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away 15 years ago from hypertension. After his passing, Chhoen moved in with her youngest daughter, who supports the family by working as a rice farmer. Chhoeun said she loves to go to the pagoda every day and that she finds peace listening to the monks chant.
Around three years ago, Chhoeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking.
When Chhoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On July 5th, doctors at CSC’s care center will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in Chhoeun’s left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Chhoeun said that she hopes that she can enjoy her life and time with her grandchildren by improving her vision.