Song is a loving, 76-year-old grandmother. She has three children and thirteen grandchildren and lives with her husband in a rural province of Cambodia. A devout Buddhist, Song’s favorite activity is going to the pagoda in her village and listening to the monks on the radio.
A year ago, Song developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurry vision and itchiness. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places on her own.
When Song learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 5th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Song shared: “I hope I can see more clearly, so I can recognize faces and join ceremonies at our pagoda.”