Oem is a 52-year-old housewife from Cambodia. She has four school-aged children and her husband he is a motorcycle repairman. She takes care of her children, and helps them with their school work. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Oem developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her gradual vision loss year-by-year. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Oem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On July 2nd, 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.
Oem said, “I hope that I can see everything better. With better eyesight, I can see my kids faces well, and know that they are happy and I am taking good care of them.”
Her daughter said, “I want my mom to be able to see better, so that she feels happier.”