Yart is 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She lives with her husband, five daughters, and seven grandchildren. When she is not working, she likes to play with her grandchildren, cook desserts for her family, and listen to the prayers on the radio.
Two years ago, Yart developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, and photophobia. Her condition has worsened considerably over the last five months, and now she has lost her ability to get around independently.. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yart learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours and half by Taxi. seeking treatment. On June 3rd, 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 $425 procedure.
Yart said, “When I can see everything and everyone better, I want to go back to planting crops around my house and helping my family. My family likes my eggplant and mint, and I can take good care of my grandchildren.”