Lai Houy is a cheerful, 69-year-old mother who has one son who works near the Cambodian-Thai border. Lai Houy currently lives with her niece who sells palm sugar. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Lai Houy developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her light sensitivity and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lai Houy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 21st, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to help fund this procedure.
Lai Houy shares her hopes to be independent again, “I hope my eye can see well after surgery so I can help my niece do housework, cook, take care of my grandchildren, and go back to visit the pagoda by myself.”