Sokheng is a rice farmer with two sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. Sokheng lives with her husband and their youngest daughter. Sokheng’s family members are all rice farmers. She enjoys looking after her grandchildren and listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Four years ago, Sokheng developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and will place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sokheng said, “I hope after surgery I can see well and help my daughter with cooking and taking care of my grandchildren. I also want to visit the pagoda by myself.”