Sovannary is a 62-year-old retired teacher with three sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren. She lives with her husband, also a retired teacher, and her youngest daughter, who was born with a disability. Sovannary spends her time tending to her home garden, listening to news on the radio, and traveling to religious ceremonies.
One year ago, Sovannary developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sovannary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On July 20th, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, Sovannary will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to help fund this procedure.
Sovannary shares why this surgery is important to her, “My children need me to take good care of their children, so I hope that I can see everything clearly after this surgery. I will cook well and watch my grandchildren play so much more easily.”