Hen is a 74-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has three daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren. Hen used to work as a farmer, but retired recently. She lives with her first daughter, who is also a farmer. Hen enjoys listening to the monks preaching on the radio.
One year ago, Hen developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hen learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours by taxi with her daughter seeking treatment. On November 10th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place 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.
Hen shared, “In the last phase of my life, I truly wish to enjoy the sense of sight that was given by the creator.”