Run is a 56-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She grows nuts and fruits on her farm. She has four children and six grandchildren, and she lives with her husband and their youngest daughter. She enjoys watching TV at night. When it is not planting season, she spends a lot of time visiting pagodas.
Five months ago, Run developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, severe irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Run learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On June 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Run said, “I hope my eyesight is better soon after surgery because I need to go back and harvest my cashew nuts. I also want to get better so I can help my children more around the house.”