Nang is a 35-year-old garment worker from Cambodia. She is single and has six siblings. Currently, Nang lives with her elderly parents. She enjoys listening to music and the news on the radio.
One year ago, Nang developed a cataract in her right eye. As a result, she is not able to see anything, work, eat or carry out any of her daily life activities independently. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours with her mother hoping for treatment. On February 16th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, Nang needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Nang shared, “I hope after surgery that I can see much better than before. I miss going to work, going outside by myself, and taking care of my parents, who cannot live by themselves any longer and need my support.”