Sovannara is a 68-year-old retired soldier. He has six sons, one daughter, and fourteen grandchildren. He now lives with his youngest daughter and family. His daughter is a cook at a local restaurant. To earn extra money for the family, Sovannara became a motor taxi driver. He likes to watch Khmer boxing and the news on the TV.
His life has become more difficult since three years ago when Sovannara developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, blurred vision, and a need for brighter light to read or watch TV.
When Sovannara learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours with his wife seeking treatment. On February 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sovannara told us: “During my young age I used my power to support my country, and at this old age I need my eyes to see well and support my family.”