Vorn is a 60 year-old grocery seller from Cambodia. She sells her goods from her boat on the Stung Sen River. She has five children and seven grandchildren. Her husband passed away seven years ago, so now she lives with one of her daughters. She helps take care of her grandchildren, playing with them in the water. She brings her radio with her on her boat so she can listen to the news and the monks who pray.
Two years ago, Vorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On June 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Vorn said, “I hope after surgery my vision clears up and I can see enough to do everything I like to do. I want to see my grandchildren playing, see where I am driving my boat, and see enough to do my work.”