Yom is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has eight children, twenty grandchildren, and she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
Two years ago, Yom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, pain, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 18, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that I will be able to see better after my surgery, and I can join the ceremony at the pagoda and will be able to see my relatives’ faces.”