Neng is a 70-year-old farmer from Kampong Cham province. She is married and lives with her husband and her twin sister, who is also a farmer. Together, they plant vegetables around their home to sell at the local market.
Two years ago Neng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. The cataract interferes with Neng’s ability to go about her daily life, and if left untreated, her visual impairment will only increase, posing more difficulties for her.
When Neng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours to seek treatment. As a result, on January 4th, doctors at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre will perform cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. Neng needs your help to fund this procedure, which costs $253, and which will allow her to resume her life, able to see clearly.
Neng said: “I hope I can see everything and recognize faces clearly after surgery. I would like to plant more crops for sale to support our family.”