Bora is a rice farmer from Kampot province, known for its famous Kampot pepper. She has three sons, one daughter, and two grandchildren. Currently, she lives with her husband who is also a rice farmer. In her free time, she likes to grow vegetables around her home to supplement the family diet and sell them at the market.
About one year ago, Bora developed chronic tearing in her eyes. It is difficult for her to see well, and her vision has become blurry. She is unable to perform daily activities due to her vision and feels poorly.
Fortunately, doctors from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. Her nasal passageways are not properly draining tear liquid from her eyes, and she has also developed polyps - non-cancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. This tear duct build-up can lead to infection. Bora has been diagnosed with bilateral lacrimal sac obstruction and needs a polypectomy and dacryocystorhinostomy, which will be performed on January 19th.
She now needs help to pay for the $397 procedure, which will include the surgery, hospitalization, and her medications.
Bora shared: "I hope after surgery my both eyes will stop tearing, and I will able to easily to do all my work and see everything better than before."