Mek is a 73-year-old mother-of-three from Cambodia. She has three daughters and three grandchildren, and works at the rice farm during the day to provide for her family.
One year ago, Mek developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Mek learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours by local taxi seeking treatment. On March 5th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
“I hope that I will be able to see clearly again and I can help my daughter with the housework,” Mek shared.