Leak is a mother of three from Cambodia. She has two sons, one daughter, and one grandchild. Leak lives with her husband and her daughter who is a rice farmer. Due to her vision, Leak does not farm anymore, she mostly stays at home to look after her grandchild. Leak enjoys watching Khmer and Chinese dramas on TV.
About one year ago, Leak developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurred vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Leak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours with her niece seeking treatment. On February 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract 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 $229 procedure.
Leak’s niece said, “I hope my aunt can see better so she can get around outside easily and return to planting rice and crops.”