Vuthy is a 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one daughter, three sons, and ten grandchildren. She likes to listen to the monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Vuthy developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her vision loss, headache, and pain. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vuthy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 6th, doctors will perform 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.
“I hope that I can see clearly again. I want to be able to go outside more and spend time taking care of my grandchildren,” Vuthy said.