Lanh is a mother of eight from Cambodia. She is a rice farmer. She has three sons, five daughters, and twenty five grandchildren.
One year ago, Lanh developed a cataract in each eye, causing her partially blind vision, tearing, itchiness, and clouded lens. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lanh learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 23, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope my eye surgery is successful so that I can help my family to do work at home. I want to go the local pagoda and be able to lead an independent life.”