Heang is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has ten grandchildren and enjoys watching Khmer TV shows in her free time.
Three months ago, Heang developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Heang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 18, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my surgery I can see clearly again and continue working on the rice farm.”