Yum is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, eleven grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the radio and going to the pagoda in her free time.
Two and a half years ago, Yum developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yum learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 15, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to see clearly again and can help look after my grandchildren.”