Pok is an 84-year-old mother of nine from Cambodia. She has four sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. For her whole life, Pok worked as a rice and bean farmer, but now spends her time at home looking after her grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio.
Five years ago, Pok developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pok learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour by tuk tuk with her daughter seeking treatment. On December 1st, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place 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.
Pok shared, “I just want to see my relatives clearly and look after myself well.”