Pheng is an elderly mother of six with two sons, four daughters, and now many grandchildren. She lives with her youngest daughter who is a rice farmer. Pheng’s husband passed away many years ago. Pheng no longer works, but instead stays home to help her daughter take care of the grandchildren and sometimes she cooks. She likes to listen to the news and monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Pheng 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 Pheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On September 6th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and will place 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.
Pheng said, “I hope my eye can see clearly again. I can see my children and my grandchildren’s face clearly. And I want to go to the pagoda by myself.”