Than is a 66-year-old Khmer noodle seller from Cambodia. Than is a widow with one daughter and one son. She lives alone but cares for her daughter’s son while her daughter is working in Thailand. She likes to listen to the radio when the monks are praying and join the ceremonies at her local pagoda.
Several years ago, Than developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her difficulty seeing in bright light during the day or poor light in the evening. She rubs her eyes frequently and often sees spots.
When Than learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 14th, doctors will perform small incision 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.
“I want to be able to care for myself, and sell noodles again to help do more for my children. I hope I can see better after my surgery,” said Than.