Sokha is a 60-year-old rice farmer. She married and has three sons, three daughters, and thirteen grandchildren. Sokha lives with her husband and youngest daughter. Some of her favorite ways to spend her free time are listening to the news and the monks praying on the radio.
Two years ago, Sokha developed a cataract in her right eye. As a result, she experiences cloudy vision and is unable to see in the dark or in bright light. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places on her own.
When Sokha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 28th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Sokha shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye will see better and I can visit the pagoda for ceremonies.”