Khem is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters, six sons, and twenty grandchildren. She likes to visit the local pagoda and listen to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Khem developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and headache. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Khem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 5, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I look forward to going to the pagoda, joining in on ceremonies, and taking care of my grandchildren.”