Sokhom is a 64-year-old farmer with four sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren. Sokhom lives with her husband and their eldest daughter, who is also a farmer. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and traveling to the pagoda to join ceremonies.
Five years ago, Sokhom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her sensitivity to light, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokhom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On June 7th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery 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.
Sokhom shared, “after surgery, I hope my eye can see well so I can get around on my own, take care of my grandchildren, and cook well.”