Oy is a 51-year-old tuk tuk driver from Cambodia. Oy has one son and his wife works as a garment worker in Phnom Penh. Oy always drives his son to school and his wife to work everyday, and he enjoys watching Khmer boxing on TV in his free time.
However, doing these things has become more difficult for him because five years ago, Oy started to develop a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia.
When Oy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled there hopeful to receive treatment. On November 9th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Oy said, “I can’t drive my tuk tuk, so I can’t earn money to support my family. I hope that after surgery my vision will improve so I can work again.”