Phorn is a 65-year-old palm sugar maker. She has two daughters, three sons, and many grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away many years ago and now she lives with her youngest daughter who works as a garment worker. In her free time, she likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Phorn developed a cataract in her left eye causing her blurry vision and difficulty seeing in bright or low light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 20th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Phorn shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly. I want to plant crops around the house and go outside.”