Yorn is a 70-year-old woman with one son and one grandchild. Yorn lives with her son, who is a grocery seller. Tragically, Yorn’s husband died in a landmine explosion 40 years ago. At home, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and watching the news on TV.
Five years ago, Yorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for an hour with her son seeking treatment. On June 21st, 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.
Yorn shared, “I hope I can see better so I can get around easily on my own and go to join ceremonies at the pagoda.”