Neang is a 74-year-old shopkeeper from Cambodia. She has three sons and three grandchildren. She lives with her youngest son since her husband passed away five years ago. She occasionally helps out with her son’s farmwork, and otherwise likes to make cakes and sell them with drinks. In her free time she listens to news and music on the radio.
Six years ago, Neang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Neang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled more than three hours seeking treatment. On August 10th, 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.
Neang said, “I think my cakes will be made much better when I can see well and do everything by myself. I am hopeful that I will see everyone in my family better too.”