Nak is a 65-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She has eight children and twenty grandchildren, all of whom live with her. Her husband died fourteen years ago. She still works hard with her family in the fields, but when she has free time she likes to visit pagodas and listen to the monks pray on the radio.
About 8 months ago, Nak developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Nak said, “I hope that after this surgery my eyes are good enough that I can take my grandchildren to school in the morning. Then I hope I can still work in my field and help in the house.”