Touch is a 72-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She lives with her husband and five children, all of whom are also married. She takes care of her grandchildren and helps her husband in the farming. She likes listening to the prayers on the radio and joining ceremonies.
Three years ago, Touch developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and being independent.
When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled a long journey of eight hours by taxi seeking treatment. On June 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Touch said, “My vision got so bad a while ago, that I cannot go outside by myself. I want to see my family and cook for them again. I still want to visit many pagodas.”