Thy is a 48-year-old unmarried rice farmer from Cambodia. She lives with her mother. Her father passed away when she was a child, so she does most of the work planting and harvesting. In her free time, Thy likes taking care of her mother, listening to music on the radio, and watching Khmer dramas on TV.
One year ago, Thy developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 7th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Thy said, “It is hard to do fieldwork and take care of my mother with this problem, but after this surgery I will be able to do my tasks better than ever.”