Im is a 71-year-old grocery seller from Cambodia. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Im developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, itchiness, tearing, photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Im learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On February 26, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope my eye surgery is successful so that I am able to see everything and recognize faces. I also hope that I am able to help my family around the house with cooking and take care my grandchildren.”