February 9, 2022
Meng Cheu is a loving 1-year-old girl who is already a great big sister to her newborn brother. She especially enjoys playing with her dolls at home. Meng Cheu’s father sells bread to make a living for their family.
One month ago, Meng Cheu developed chalazions in both eyes. A chalazion is a slow-growing inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. This causes Meng Cheu’s eyes to swell up and become itchy and irritated. It is also difficult for her to see clearly.
Meng Cheu traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On February 9th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Meng Cheu’s symptoms should improve, and she will be able to see clearly again. Meng Cheu’s parents were able to contribute $50 towards their daughter’s surgery, however need help raising funds to cover the cost of her procedure and care.
Meng Cheu’s mother said: “I worry about her vision and discomfort. I am grateful this surgery can help her.”
Meng Cheu is a loving 1-year-old girl who is already a great big sister to her newborn brother. She especially enjoys playing with her dolls...
March 11, 2022
Meng Cheu underwent an eye-procedure to help her see clearly again.
Meng Cheu’s eye-procedure was a success!
Meng Cheu was not used to so many strangers when she arrived at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), but the kindness of the surgeons and staff calmed her fears. After a successful surgery, Meng Cheu was able to return home the following day to rest and heal. As she continues to recover, the redness and swelling in her eyes will decrease in turn allowing her to see more clearly and comfortably. Due to this procedure, Meng Cheu will be able to grow up and go to school like other children, and will be happy in knowing she won’t have to worry about her condition worsening.
Meng Cheu’s mother said: “I am relieved the doctors could fix my daughter’s eyes; I was very worried she was always rubbing her eyes and making them worse. Thank you to everyone who helped to fix her eyes. She is a much happier little girl.”
Meng Cheu's eye-procedure was a success!
Meng Cheu was not used to so many strangers when she arrived at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC)...