Yoem is a 57-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Yoem is married and has three daughters and one son. Her husband is also a rice farmer. Yoem enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio and at the pagoda.
Three years ago, Yoem developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yoem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On October 15th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification 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.
Yoem said, “I hope I can see clearly after my surgery so I can go back to my work at the rice farm and travel outside on my own without help.”