Yok is a 65-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has seven children and fifteen grandchildren. She has been living with her daughters and her grandchildren since her husband passed away twenty years ago. Since she stopped working, she spends most of her time taking care of her grandchildren and gardening. She also likes listening to the radio.
Five years ago, Yok developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yok learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On July 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.
Yok said, “I hope this surgery makes my vision better, so I can help more in the house and with my grandchildren, and take some worry off of my daughters.”