Yon is a mother of three from Cambodia. Her husband had died during the Khmer Rouge regime, so she now lives with her eldest daughter who is a rice farmer. Yon enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda.
Four years ago, Yon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On June 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Yon shares, “After surgery I hope I am comfortable and can see clearly so I can go places on my own and take care of my grandchildren.”