Thuon is a 63-year-old mother of seven sons and one daughter, and the grandmother of seven grandchildren. She lives in Kandal province with her husband, who is a security guard, and her son, who is a construction laborer. Thuon is a traditional khmer cake seller.
About three months ago, Thuon developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, a cloudy lens, and light sensitivity. When Thuon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and half hours seeking treatment. On December 12th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, to break up and remove the cataract, and then implant a new lens in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Thuon says, “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly. I would like to make more of my cakes for selling to earn more money. And, I’d like to easily go anywhere outside.”