Sarom is a 59-year-old tuk tuk driver from Cambodia. He has three sons, three grandchildren, and enjoys Khmer movies and taking care of his grandchildren in his free time.
Four months ago, Sarom developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him tearing, photophobia, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sarom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for half an hour seeking treatment. On July 2, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
He says, “I hope that after my surgery, I can return to my work as a tuk tuk driver and help to take care of my grandchildren.”