Ye is an eighty-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, twenty grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Ten years ago, Ye developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her pain and vision loss. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ye learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On November 21, doctors will perform an extra-capsular cataract extraction 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 $211 procedure.
Ye said, “I hope that I will be able to see clearly so I can go outside on my own and can return to the pagoda.”