Sov is a 72-year-old widower from Takeo province. He has one son, six daughters, and twenty grandchildren. He lives alone after his wife passed away 40 years ago. His children help support him through their work at local garment factories. At home, he enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio, and joining ceremonies at his local pagoda.
Two years ago, Sov developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and a cloudy lens. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Sov learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for 4.5 hours seeking treatment. On January 5th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant a new lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Sov said, “I hope after surgery I can see more clearly, so I can recognize faces and join ceremonies at the pagoda in my village.”