Hoeu is a 52 year old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters, five sons, and eight grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five months ago, Hoeu developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hoeu learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 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.
“I hope that I can see clearly again so I can help look after my family and grandchildren,” she said.