Pheap is a 39-year old seafood seller from Cambodia. She lives with her husband and for children. Her oldest son is a construction worker, while the others are students. In addition to working long hours, she also spends time helping her children with their work. In her free time she like to watch Khmer dramas on TV.
Six months ago, Pheap developed a cataract in each eye, causing her to become partially blind. She feels constant irritation in her eyes. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pheap learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On June 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $425 procedure.
Pheap said, “When my eye surgery is successful, I can finally work again to get more money for my family, and I can recognize my children. They want their mom to be better.”