Cheang is a 60-year-old cake baker. She’s married and has one son, four daughters, and four grandchildren. She lives with her husband and her sister. She used to sell Khmer cakes outside the local grade school, but has been unable to do so recently to her vision. In her free time, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the local radio station, and visit her local pagoda to help the monks.
Two years ago, Cheang developed a cataract in her left eye, causing a burning sensation in her eye, tearing, and sensitivity to light. She is uncomfortable in bright or dim light because she cannot see the ground well, and she afraid she will fall. This makes her very sad because she does not see her grandchildren as often as she would like to.
When Cheang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 13th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Cheang shared, “I hope my eye will get better. I want to take care of my grandchildren and see them more often, and clean our house for my family.”