An is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, An developed a cataract in each eye, causing her photophobia, irritation, and blurred vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When An learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 6, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 to be able to take care my grandchildren, be able to cook, and go outside on my own.”