Orn is a 68-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She is married with two sons, four daughters, and 10 grandchildren. She lives with one of her daughters and her children. Orn enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio or in person when she joins ceremonies at the pagoda.
Two years ago, and becoming noticeably worse in the past two months months, Orn developed a cataract in her left eye eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, irritation, and photophobia.
When Orn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours by taxi seeking treatment. On June 1st, doctors will perform phacoemulsification and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope I can see better so I can recognize my relatives and go to join ceremonies by myself. I want to help my daughter take care of my grandchildren and cook more at home,” Orn said.
Orn’s daughter told us, “I worry about my mom because it is difficult for her to eat anything when she can’t see well.”