Chhan is a 69-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. His wife passed away two years ago so now Chhan lives with his youngest son who is a day laborer. In his free time Chhan enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
About two years ago, Chhan developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, affecting his daily life.
When Chhan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours with his son seeking treatment. On December 21st, 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.
Chhan said, “I hope after surgery I can see well so I can plant some vegetables around my home and easily to drive anywhere by myself.”