Von is a 62-year-old retired teacher from Cambodia. She has a son, six daughters, and many grandchildren. All of her children are farmers. She lives with her husband who is a farmer and Khmer traditional musician. Sometimes she goes to school to help to teach the primary students.
Two years ago, Von developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurred vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Von learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On January 14th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and 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.
“I hope after surgery my vision will improve. I want to be able to take care of my grandchildren, plant vegetables, and go to the pagoda,” she shared.