Sean is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. She is married with one son, two daughters, and eight adorable grandchildren. Currently, Sean and her husband live with her youngest daughter, who is also a rice farmer. When Sean finishes working for the day, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio or going to the pagoda in her local village.
Five years ago, Sean developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurry vision, irritation, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places alone.
When Sean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On April 24th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure. Sean’s family contributed $50 to her care.
Sean shared, “I hope I can see well soon so I can do more on my own again.”