Chantha is a 65-year-old retired veteran. He shared that he lost most of his siblings during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia and now lives with his only sister, who works as a food seller. In his free time, Chantha enjoys listening to the news on the radio and watching TV.
Three years ago, Chantha developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot able to go places independently.
When Chantha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled to their care center for treatment. On June 7th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Chantha shared, “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly again so I can help my sister make food for selling and to support our family. I want to go outside on my own.”