Saron is a 61-year-old security guard from Kompong Chhnang in Cambodia. He is married and has four sons, four daughters, and sixteen grandchildren. His wife sells prahok, a fermented fish paste sauce sometimes called “Cambodian cheese.” Most of his children help support the family by working at garment factories. In his free time, Saron enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
About one year ago, Saron developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out on his own.
When Saron learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 2nd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Saron said: “I hope I can see more clearly for my work and be less scared to drive my motorbike.”