Heang is a 69-year-old rice farmer with has three daughters, four sons, and ten grandchildren. Heang lives with his wife who also works as a farmer. In his free time, he likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Last year Heang developed a cataract in his right eye causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Heang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 12th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Heang shared, “I hope my eye can see clearly again so I can return to planting rice and recognize things well. I want to be able to do more again.”