Thorn is a 62-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She enjoys watching Khmer TV dramas as well as looking after her seven grandchildren.
Six months ago, Thorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, teary eyes, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 18, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that I will be able to see everything clearly so I am able to continue my work as a rice farmer and so I can look after my grandchildren.”