Sophal is a 60-year-old moto-taxi driver. He has one daughter, two sons, and three grandchildren. Sophal lives with his wife and youngest daughter, who is a student. Because he can no longer see well, Sophal cannot work. He enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Sophal developed a cataract in his right eye, causing blurry vision, photophobia, and difficulty seeing clearly and in low light. He also has trouble recognizing faces and going anywhere outside.
When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On September 14th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, Sophal will be able to see clearly once again. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Sophal shared, “I hope after surgery, my eye can see clearly again, and I can go back to my business of my moto-taxi.”