Heang is a 76-year-old mother of six from Cambodia. She is a rice farmer and has one son, five daughters, and twelve grandchildren. When she has free time, she enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Heang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Heang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 4th, 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.
“I hope that I will be able to help my family care for my grandchildren and be able to go outside and visit the pagoda,” said Heang.