Yoeun is a 69-year-old rice farmer. She has two younger sisters and is not married. Yoeun lives alone, but a niece lives close to her and supports her. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio or visiting family members.
One year ago, Yoeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Yoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 18th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Yoeun shared, “I hope after surgery I will see better and be more independent, so I can take care of myself and not rely on others.”