Meet Dot, a 63-year-old retired bicycle mechanic from Kampot province, where he lives with his wife, a local rice farmer. Dot is a proud parent to a daughter who is a teacher and a son who works as a car mechanic. Additionally, he is blessed with two grandchildren. At home, Dot likes to read the Koran and tinker with old bicycles to repair for the children in his village.
Five years ago, Dot developed a cataract in his left eye, causing photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. It is difficult for him to read the Koran, and he has to rely mostly on touch, not sight, to fix bicycles for the neighborhood children.
When Dot learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On July 18th, doctors will perform a minor incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Dot said: “I hope that after surgery, I can see better to easily go out, take care of my family, and help my wife at the rice field.”