Ath is a 72-year-old retired farmer with one son, three daughters, and twenty-five grandchildren. Ath’s husband passed away a long time ago, and she lives near her daughter. In her free time, Ath likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Ath developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. Consequently, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go out on her own.
When Ath learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 14th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Ath says, “I hope I can see well enough to take care of myself well and go places on my own.”