Um is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four sons, two daughters, and 15 grandchildren. She enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Um developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Um learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On July 4, doctors will perform a small incision 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 my vision is improved after surgery so that I can return to work.”