Meet Theara, a 17-year-old from Cambodia. She has six sisters and one brother, and her parents work as farmers. Theara works with her parents on their farm but is searching for a different job to help better support her family. At home, she enjoys cooking chicken and rice and watching stories on her phone.
Two months ago, Theara developed a chalazion in her right eye, which is an inflamed cyst in the tear gland. As a result, she experiences irritation, itchiness, blurred vision, and is insecure about how her eye looks. Theara traveled for four hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). On December 30th, surgeons at CSC will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Theara’s symptoms will improve. She needs help raising $210 to fund this procedure.
Theara shared: “I hope my eye will feel well after surgery and I can look for a job.”
Meet Theara, a 17-year-old from Cambodia. She has six sisters and one brother, and her parents work as farmers. Theara works with her parent...
Theara underwent surgery so she can see clearly.
On the advice of a relative, Theara traveled to our medical partner and had a successful surgery. She returned home after surgeons determined her eye was healing well. She will rest at home and wear an eye patch for several days to keep dust and water out of her eye. Although it may take several weeks before her eye heals completely, Theara will no longer have a swollen lid or be shy among her friends. She is relieved that this treatment will help her feel confident to look for a job without being ashamed of how her eye looks any longer.
She said: “When I came to CSC for treatment I felt so happy and warm because the staff here was so friendly and took good take of care of me. The doctor was very clear in explaining my eye disease. I want to say thank you so much.”
On the advice of a relative, Theara traveled to our medical partner and had a successful surgery. She returned home after surgeons determine...