Heak is a 61-year-old rice farmer who has three sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. Heak lives with her oldest daughter who is a farmer too. She enjoys spending her time listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Four years ago, Heak developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Heak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On June 2nd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Heak shared, “I hope I can see well enough to return to the rice field and also plant some vegetables to sell for our income.”