Yech is a 69-year-old mother of five children: she has two daughters, three sons, and now many grandchildren. She lives with her youngest daughter who works as a garment worker. Yech sells Khmer noodles, but has had to stop due to her poor vision. She spends her free time listening to the news and to the monks praying on the radio.
Three years ago, Yech developed a cataract in her right eye causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and occasional tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yech learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 8th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Yech shared, “I hope after surgery I will be able to see clearly. I want to take care of my grandchildren and help my daughter cook.”