Yorn is an elderly widow with three daughters and many grandchildren. She lives with her oldest daughter, who works as a farmer. Yorn and her husband also used to work as farmers, but her husband passed away many years ago due to a lung problem. Yorn stays at home now and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the local pagoda.
Four years ago, Yorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing tearing and blurry vision. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things, recognizing faces, and going outside.
When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 29th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, Yorn will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Yorn shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly. I want to do things by myself like eating or walking around.”