Sour is a 73-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has four daughters, four sons, and sixteen grandchildren. Since his wife passed away three years ago, he lives with his daughter and her family. He spends most of his time taking care of his grandchildren, tending a garden and listening to the radio.
Seven years ago, Sour developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sour learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On August 6th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sour shared, “I still have a lot of work I want to do to help my family, and I hope after this surgery I can see everything well and do my activities by myself.”