Yarm is a 74-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her spare time.
Two years ago, Yarm developed a cataract in each eye, causing her photophobia, blurry and cloudy vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yarm learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 6th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract 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 $425 procedure.
“I hope that I will be able to go outside on my own again and return to visiting the pagoda,” Yarm shared.