Phoeun is a loving grandmother and retired rice farmer. Sadly, her husband passed away three years ago. Since then, Phoeun has been living with her oldest daughter in Kandal province, and helps care for her grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and volunterring at her local temple.
Around four years ago, Phoeun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness and blurry vision. A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, so it is like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.
When Phoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 20th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again and reclaim more independence in life. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She shared: “I hope I can see faces more clearly and feel comfortable going to the pagoda by myself.”