Pov is a 83-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three children and thirteen grandchildren. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago, so she has been living with her son and helping him with his farm work. She listens to the radio and makes crafts in her free time.
Five years ago, Pov developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pov learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On July 8th, 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. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Pov said, “I want to visit some of my relatives after my surgery. If my vision is good, I can go myself and do everything independently. That would be so nice.”