June 13, 2022
Tek Lay is a 60-year-old rice farmer who loves to cook. He has three daughters, five sons, and 20 grandchildren. Tek Lay lives with his wife near their children who are all farmers. He likes to watch the news and comedies on TV.
Four years ago, Tek Lay developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Tek Lay learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Tek Lay says, “I hope I can see well and can work as a chef at a wedding event in the future.”
Tek Lay is a 60-year-old rice farmer who loves to cook. He has three daughters, five sons, and 20 grandchildren. Tek Lay lives with his wife...
September 19, 2022
Tek Lay underwent cataract surgery to be able to see clearly again.
Tek Lay was worried he would have poor vision for the rest of his life until his relatives told him about Children’s Surgical Centre and the work they do for disabled Cambodians. He had a smooth surgery and was able to return home the day after with eye drops to help him heal. Tek Lay’s vision has improved, and he is relieved he will be able to make extra money working as a chef at local weddings. This will improve his life because he wants to financially support his grandchildren so they can stay in school.
Tek Lay’s daughter said: “Thank you to the donors and hospital staff who have made his life better. My father was very unhappy when he could not work at weddings because he could not travel alone; now he is happier after surgery. He will be able to take walks with my mother and work outside again.”
Tek Lay was worried he would have poor vision for the rest of his life until his relatives told him about Children's Surgical Centre and the...