Touch is a grandmother from Cambodia. She is now a widow and a mother to two daughters and eight grandchildren. Touch lives on a rice plantation, but now she no longer farms due to her age. She lives with her oldest daughter, who is a primary school teacher. Her husband passed away from hypertension five years ago. When she has free time, Touch likes to pray along with the monks on her radio and visit the pagoda on holy days.
Two years ago, Touch developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her sensitivity to light and glare, tearing, and clouded vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On January 19th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place 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.
Touch shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better, help my daughter with the grandchildren, do housework, and on the holy days visit the pagoda.”