Khem is a 70-year-old man from Cambodia who spends his time working at the pagoda. He is married with 8 daughters and 35 grandchildren. He enjoys reading the Buddhist text and cleaning the pagoda.
One year ago, Khem developed a cataract in each eye. This causes him to be partially blind, experience tearing and have cloudy lenses. He can’t see clearly, do work well, or go outside on his own.
Khem traveled two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, with his wife. He learned a simple surgical procedure can restore his sight.
For $225, Khem will receive cataract surgery. Doctors will remove the old, cloudy lenses from his eyes and replace them with clear, artificial implants.
“I hope my eyes can see everything more clearly than now,” Khem says. “Then, I can read the Bible more clearly than now and easily walk anywhere outside.”