Tek Ay is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer from southern Cambodia. She has three sons, two daughters, and four grandchildren. Tek Ay and her husband live near their oldest daughter, who works as a food seller in the local market. Tek Ay shared that she enjoys cooking and listening to monks pray on the radio.
About two years ago, Tek Ay developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go out on her own.
When Tek Ay learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 31st, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Tek Ay said: “I hope I can I go outside by myself and see faces well again. I want to help my daughter take care of my grandchildren.”