Ki is a 61-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and three grandchildren. She lives with her youngest daughter since her husband died four years ago. Ki helps with housework, cooking, and other chores while her daughter is at her work. Ki also enjoys listening to the radio.
Five years ago, Ki developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, headaches, and loss of independence. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ki learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours by taxi seeking treatment. On July 9th, 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 $229 procedure.
Ki’s daughter shared, “I hope my mother’s eye gets better easily so I don’t have to worry about her vision. She loves helping me with everything but lately she feels sad that she can’t do any work.”