Voeun is an 80-year-old retired rice farmer. Voeun has five sons, two daughters, and sixteen grandchildren. Currently, Voeun lives with his wife and youngest daughter in Battambang province. At home, he enjoys visiting his local pagoda with other villagers.
About one year ago, Voeun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and cloudy lens. Voeun has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Voeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for five and half hours seeking treatment. On January 13th, 2023, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is helping Voeun raise $253 to fund this procedure.
Voeun shared, “I hope I can see everything and recognize faces clearly after surgery. I would like to plant more crops and vegetables for sale to support myself.”