Sambath is a 68-year-old potter with two daughters, five sons, and 17 grandchildren. Sambath lives with her husband and their youngest daughter who is a farmer. Sambath used to make pots and sell them at the market, but now she stays at home due to her poor vision. She enjoys listening to Khmer and Indian dramas on TV.
Three years ago, Sambath developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her sensitivity to light and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sambath learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 31st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $229 procedure.
Sambath shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can go outside and recognize my family members. I want to help my daughter cook and be able to take care of my grandchildren.”