Sambo is a 56-year-old rice and mango farmer from Cambodia with four daughters and eight grandchildren. She lives and works with her husband, but also spends time outside of planting season working at the market selling her fruit. In her free time she chats with neighbors, visits her daughters, and watches news on TV.
Two years ago, Sambo developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. In the last six months her symptoms have worsened. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sambo learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On July 13, doctors will perform a 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.
Sambo shared, “I hope after surgery I can see everything clearly, so I can travel by myself to visit my children and grandchildren because I like to do things independently.”