Senghean is a 73-year-old retired teacher from Cambodia. She has three sons, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She and her husband live with the family of one of their daughters. Now that she is retired, Senghean likes to spend time teaching her grandchildren, taking them on walks in nature, and showing them how to cook traditional Khmer food. She also often visits a nearby pagoda to bring food to the monks.
Five years ago, Senghean developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Senghean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On August 10th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Senghean said, “I miss reading my books freely, and I hope that after surgery I can see much better. I want to read some books to my grandchildren and see their faces easily.”