Man is a 70-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five daughters, four sons, and twenty grandchildren. She likes to spend time with her grandchildren everyday, and enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda.
Two years ago, Man developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her loss of vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Man learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Man’s husband said, “I worry about my wife’s eyes. I hope for her to be able to walk to the pagoda whenever she wants. She wants to cook food, spend more time with her grandchildren, and be more independent.”