San is a 64-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. All of her children are married. San has lived with her youngest daughter since her husband passed away six years ago. In her free time, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and visit the pagoda.
One year ago, San developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, itchiness, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When San learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours by taxi with her son seeking treatment. On November 26th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, San needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
San shared, “At this age, I just want to see and take care of my grandchildren well.”