Roeung is a 70-year-old farmer with four sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. He lives with his wife and his youngest daughter who is also a farmer. Due to his vision, he cannot work in the rice fields anymore. He used to enjoy reading books, but now he listens to the news and the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Roeung developed a cataract in his right eye causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Roeung learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 16th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Roeung shared, “I hope my eye can see clearly after surgery, I want to help my family and raise chickens to support my living.”