Chheng is a 70-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters, and currently lives with her sister since her husband died during the Khmer Rouge regime. Chheng does not work on the rice farm as much anymore because of her age and poor vision. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Chheng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, itching, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for eight hours with her sister seeking treatment. On December 1st, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place 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.
Chheng shared, “Now that I am toward the end of my life, I just want to see this beautiful world again.”