Som is a 70-year-old village chief from Cambodia. He has seven children, twenty grandchildren, and in his free time he likes to read books, visit the pagoda, and look after his grand kids.
Ten year ago, Som developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Som learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On July 11, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
He says, “I hope that I will be able to see clearly and can return to my position in the village.”