Sorn is a 76-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. He has five daughters, seven sons, and 20 grandchildren. He currently lives with his wife and their youngest daughter, who works as a teacher. Some of his favorite ways to spend his time are listening to the news and to monks pray on the radio.
Four years ago, Sorn developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience eye tearing, itchiness, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Sorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for seven and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 15th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Sorn shares, “I want to be able to see well again so I can complete daily tasks by myself.”