Ry is a 75-year-old farmer who proudly has two daughters. She lives with her youngest daughter who works at a phone shop. Ry’s husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia. When at home, Ry enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Ry developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ry learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 1st, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, Ry will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to help fund this procedure.
Ry shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can outside by myself, be independent, and do my work well.”