Sokhom is a 60-year-old fish seller with three daughters and six grandchildren. Sokhom lives with her eldest daughter who also sells fish. Nowadays, Sokhom stays home and cares for her grandchildren. She also enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Four years ago, Sokhom developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokhom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On May 18th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and 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.
Sokhom shared, “I hope I feel comfortable with my vision so I can get around outside on my own, do my housework, and help my daughter take care of her children.”