Vannak is a 55-year-old mother of seven from Cambodia. She has three daughters, four sons, and now eight grandchildren. Vannak is a Khmer traditional medicine seller. She lives with her husband who is a retired policeman. Vannak likes to visit the pagoda on holy days and listen to the monks preaching on the radio.
One year ago, Vannak developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vannak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours with her sister seeking treatment. On December 23rd, 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.
Vannak said, “I hope after surgery I can see well so I can go back to selling medicine again and drive by myself well.”