Serey is a 21-year-old blacksmith from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and younger brother in Kampong Cham province. His parents are rice farmers, and his brother is still a student. In his free time, Serey likes scrolling his social media and watching the local news.
About three months ago, Serey was injured at work by an electric shock. Cataracts are a well-known complication of electrical injury. Following this experience, Serey developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him to have blurry vision and be unable to work as a blacksmith. He also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places on his own.
When Serey learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 11th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure. Serey contributed $100 to his care.
Serey shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see better, and I can go back to work.”