Yi is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She and her husband have one daughter, four sons and four grandchildren. Her youngest daughter lives at home and helps them with work, while the others are married and live in the area. In her free time, Yi likes to visit the local pagoda to bring the monks food and take part in ceremonies.
Two years ago, Yi developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and mild headaches. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yi learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On July 13th, 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.
Yi’s daughter shared, “I hope my mom can see much better after the surgery. She had to stop working because of her eyes, and I know she is not happy about that. I hope she can continue to work with us once she recovers.”