Hai is a 60-year-old farmer from Cambodia with three sons, two daughters, and ten grandchildren. Her whole family helps out with farming, but she makes sure her grandchildren study. She enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio, and going to join Buddhist ceremonies at the pagoda.
Four years ago, Hai developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurred vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hai learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for more than three hours seeking treatment. On May 12th, 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.
Hai’s daughter said, “My mom cannot do much by herself when she cannot see. She tries to do housework and take care of herself but it is difficult. She helps me a lot with my children, so I want to see her be able to go places, like the pagoda, without help.”