Lib is a 79-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. Her husband passed away twenty years ago. Now she is living with her niece, and she helps take care of her grandchildren. In her free time she likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Seven years ago, Lib developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lib learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On August 4th, doctors will perform a 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.
Lib said, “I hope after surgery I can see enough to get around the house easily, and recognize my family members. I want to be able to cook and help with housework too.”