Phan is a 76-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one daughter, five sons, and sixteen grandchildren. Phan spends most of her time helping her daughter sell groceries at the market. In her free time Phan enjoys listening to the news on the radio and joining ceremonies at her local pagoda.
Two months ago, Phan developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 4th, doctors will perform a small incision 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 can go to the market with my daughter and that I can go to the pagoda by myself in the future,” Phan shared.