Eam is a 62-year-old mother of five from Cambodia. She has two sons and three daughters. She sells gasoline along the roadway to support her children. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter. Her older sons often bring her grandchildren over to play, and she enjoys going on walks with them.
5 years ago, Eam developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Eam learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On July 7th, 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.
Eam shared, “My children need me to see well so I can work and support our families. I hope that my eyes get better quickly after surgery and I don’t have to worry.”