Hom is a 58-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He has five sons, one daughter, and three grandchildren. Hom and his wife live with their third son and his wife. In his spare time, Hom enjoys listening to the news and monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Hom developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On January 6th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Hom shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well again so I can plant rice and find some work as a laborer to support my family.”