Phal is a 56-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons and three grandchildren. Phal lives with her youngest son since her husband passed away five years ago. In her free time Phal enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda.
One year ago, Phal developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her son seeking treatment. On November 20th, 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 $229 procedure.
Phal said, “Life as a widow and older woman is very difficult with poor vision, my eyesight is important for me and my business.”