An is a loving grandmother from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. She is 67 years old and continues to work on the family rice farm as it is a source of income and a way to stay active. She has four daughters, one son, and 15 grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away one year ago from untreated hypertension. She now lives with her youngest daughter, who is a garment worker.
About a year ago, An developed a cataract in her right eye. As a result, she experiences photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She feels that she has lost a degree of her independence due to her limited vision and her symptoms make her feel uncomfortable.
When An learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours to seek treatment. On May 4th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After she has recovered, An will be able to see clearly and regain her independence. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
An said: “I hope after my surgery I will see better. I hope to go outside more often, feel better, and plant rice well.”