Sarom is a 41-year-old silk weaver living in Kandal province in Cambodia. She is divorced from her husband and has one daughter who sells cosmetics at the local market and one son who is still in school.
About six months ago, Sarom developed a chalazion in her left eye, which causes her pain, itchiness, and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. Because of her condition, it is difficult for Sarom to see well enough to weave.
Sarom traveled for two hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 9th, surgeons at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After she has recovered, Sarom’s symptoms should improve. She needs your help raising $210 to fund this procedure.
Sarom shared: “I hope after surgery my eye stops being itchy, I will feel happy, and I will be able to go to back work.”