Kem is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one daughter, three sons, and ten grandchildren. She likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
A year ago, Kem developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven hours seeking treatment. On October 15, doctors will perform a small incision 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 $398 procedure.
She says, “I want see better so I can go outside well and I can recognize the faces of my loved ones.”