Thim is a 68-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has seven grandchildren and enjoys listening to the radio and the monks praying in her free time.
Five months ago, Thim developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 18, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that I will be able to continue as a farmer and go outside independently, as well as take care of my grandchildren.”