September 28, 2022
Phan is a caring grandmother of twelve from Cambodia. She has one son and five daughters and helps take care of her grandchildren. Phan’s husband passed away many years ago, and she lives with her youngest daughter, a construction worker. When Phan is not caring for her family, she enjoys listening to the monks pray and visiting the community pagoda.
Four years ago, Phan developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia and blurry vision. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places independently.
When Phan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 28th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Phan said, “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly. I want to go outside again without problems and see my family’s faces.”
Phan is a caring grandmother of twelve from Cambodia. She has one son and five daughters and helps take care of her grandchildren. Phan's hu...
March 1, 2023
Phan underwent cataract surgery to restore her vision.
Phan was glad she took the advice of her neighbor to have her cataract removed. She traveled with her daughter to our medical partner CSC, where she had successful surgery. When her eye has completely healed, she will be able to go outside on her own and is looking forward to visiting her local pagoda. This care has allowed her more independence and she is happy she no longer needs to stay home.
Phan said: “Before the operation, it was really difficult to coordinate my walk when I was outside. I could not go anywhere. I am grateful to the staff and to all the people who have made my life easier now that I can see better. I look forward to taking walks with my family in my village and am not afraid to walk outside. Thank you for making this grandmother very happy.”
Phan was glad she took the advice of her neighbor to have her cataract removed. She traveled with her daughter to our medical partner CSC, w...