Theak is a 71-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six sons, eight grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda.
One year ago, Theak developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Theak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On December 16th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
“I hope that I will be able to see more clearly and I will be able to recognize my relatives’ faces and go anywhere I want to on my own again,” Theak shared.