Hak is a 69-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six children and ten grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Hak developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, itchiness, irritation, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 30, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that my surgery is successful so I can help my family on the rice farm, help feed the cows, clean around the house, and go anywhere I want to on my own.”