Horn is a 78-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Horn was married with three daughters, four sons, and fifteen grandchildren. She lives with her youngest daughter now. Horn’s husband died during the Khmer Rouge regime. She shared that she really enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Ten years ago, Horn 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 Horn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours with her niece seeking treatment. On September 21st, doctors will perform phacoemulsification (phaco) 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.
Horn said, “I hope my eye gets better so I can do my work well and take care of my myself.”