Som is a 72-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has twenty grandchildren and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
One year ago, Som developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Som learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On March 14, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
Her granddaughter says, “I hope that after her surgery, my grandmother will be able to see clearly and be able to recognize things.”