Soy is a 67-year-old woman who has three sons, three daughters, and six grandchildren. She has lived alone since her husband passed away 15 years ago. All of her children are garment workers in and around the capital city of Phnom Penh. Soy spends most of her time cooking, visiting with friends, and attending religious ceremonies.
Five years ago, Soy developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and light sensitivity. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Soy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and a lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Soy shares, “I hope after surgery I can be more independent and go anywhere I like by myself.”