Yon is a 67-year-old marketplace seller from Cambodia. She is the oldest of eight siblings, and spends a lot of time with her siblings. She likes to attend ceremonies at pagodas with her sister and listen to news on the radio.
Five years ago, Yon developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 3rd, 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.
Yon said, “I hope my eye surgery is successful and I can see everything clearly. I want to recognize my family and and go outside by myself. I don’t want to disturb anyone to help me anymore.”