Ry is a 60-year-old tuk tuk driver from Cambodia. He has one son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. Everyday, he drives his tuk tuk for customers, does some work helping his wife at home, and listens to the news on the radio.
About one month ago, Ry developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision that is now preventing him from driving his tuk tuk. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ry learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled to the hospital seeking treatment. On April 27th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and 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.
“I hope that after surgery I will see clearly so I can continue to drive my tuk tuk again,” Ry said.