Ly is a 73-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has five sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren. Since his wife passed away four years ago, he has been living with his daughter. Ly enjoys watching Khmer boxing on TV and reading Buddhist books.
Ten years ago, Ly developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurred vision, tearing, photophobia and irritation. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On December 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place 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.
Ly shared, “I want to be able to take care of myself and my grandchildren and visit the pagoda once I am healed.”