Sok is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is a window with no children, and her husband died during Pol Pot’s regime. Sok is currently living with her niece who is also a rice farmer. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio, and going to the pagoda for Buddhist ceremonies.
One year ago, Sok developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her vision loss that prevents her from working in the rice field. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sok learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 4th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
“I hope that my aunt can see everything better so she can be more independent. She wants to be able to join ceremonies at pagodas, and help at the rice field. I hope she can just do some housework by herself as well,” Sok’s niece said.