Som Art is a 48-year-old rice farmer and her husband is a teacher. Together that have a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren. Som Art enjoys listening to the news on the radio and watching Khmer movies on TV.
One year ago, Som Art developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly and being independent.
When Som Art learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours with her husband seeking treatment. On December 23rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly and continue with her full life. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Som Art said, “I hope after surgery I can see well again so I can plant rice and do housework without any problems.”