Lon is a 59-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia with four sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren. Her husband left many years ago. Lon is living with her daughter and grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and spending time with her grandchildren at home.
Three years ago, Lon 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 Lon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On May 13th, 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.
Her daughter said, “I hope that my mom’s eye will be better, then she can plant rice again and will be able to go to the pagoda by herself.”