Simot is a 60-year-old wood seller from Cambodia. She has three children, one son, and two daughters. At home, she takes care of one daughter, who is blind, as well as her own mother. She must work hard to make enough income for her family, but when she has free time, she loves to watch TV and describe it for her daughter.
Two years ago, Simot developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside independently.
When Simot learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 18th, 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.
“Finding good firewood is a difficult part of my job, and I can’t do it with out my eye. After surgery, I will be able to go back out to work with my husband and make an income,” Simot said.