Yorn is a 67-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and youngest son. She and her husband also have four other children living nearby and all work as farmers. She and her husband are preparing to retire, and she spends most of her time now visiting her children, taking care of her grandchildren, and working in a vegetable garden at her house. She also likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Yorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 23rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and 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.
Yorn shared, “I still want to work for some time, and do chores at home to help my family, so I hope my eyesight can get better after surgery. I want to see my grandchildren’s faces well.”