Soy is a 73-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married and has two sons, four daughters, and seven grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray at the pagoda or on the radio.
Seven years ago, Soy 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 Soy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours by taxi with her daughter to seek treatment. On July 3rd, doctors will perform phacoemulsification 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.
Soy shared, “I hope I can see better so I can ride by bicycle and go to the pagoda. I want to see my relatives and take care of myself.”