Lon is a 60-year-old farm worker from Cambodia. She works with her husband as a caretaker of a mango farm. They have three children together. Her children have found jobs in other areas but still come to visit often. In her free time, Lon enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio.
Three years ago, Lon developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 9th, 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.
Lon said, “I need to have good eyesight to do everything in my job well, like collecting the fruit. Right now my husband has to work by himself, so I hope this surgery can help me go back to work so he doesn’t have so much work.”