Thoeun is a 59-year-old farmer who together with her husband has two daughters, three sons, and many grandchildren. All of her children work as farmers. Due to her vision, she does not work in the rice fields anymore. At home, she likes to listen to the news and the monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Thoeun developed a cataract in her right eye causing her difficulty seeing in bright or low lighting and occasional tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 16th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Thoeun shared, “I hope I can see clearly again, I want to go back to helping my husband in the field and planting vegetables to sell.”