Rorn is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons, three daughters, and four grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks pray and join ceremonies at the pagoda.
Two years ago, Rorn developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision and tearing. Over time, his sight has deteriorated, and it has become difficult for him to see things clearly, do any type of work, and go anywhere on his own.
Rorn knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), because his aunt had surgery there. He traveled for three hours with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment.
Rorn is scheduled for cataract eye surgery on January 12. Surgeons will remove the cataracts and implant an artificial lens in each eye. After the surgery, Rorn will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $292 to fund this treatment.
“I hope I can see everything more clearly than now,” says Rorn, “so that I can continue my work as a farmer easily. I want to plant lotus flowers, too.”