Nhem is a 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four grandchildren and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
One year ago, Nhem developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nhem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On March 7, 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.
She says, “I hope that my eye surgery is successful so I am able to see everything clearly, go back to my work, walk around the village, and ride my bicycle independently. I hope to plant some crops like bananas and coconuts to sell in order to support my family.”