Phally is a retired rice farmer with four sons and ten grandchildren. Phally lives with her sister and is taken care of by her children. At home Phally likes to listen to the monk pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Phally developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Phally learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 15th, 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.
Phally says, “I hope I can see well again so I can help take care of my elderly mother and my grandchildren and be more independent.”