Yeng is a mother of ten from Cambodia. She also has eighteen grandchildren and she enjoys watching Khmer television in her free time.
Four months ago, Yeng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yeng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 9, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that when my surgery is complete, I will be able to return to my work on the rice farm and help take care of my grandchildren.”