Van Dao is a 69-year-old fish seller from Cambodia. He is married and lives with his wife, who is also a fish seller. Together, they have one daughter, three sons, and six grandchildren. During his free time, Van Dao enjoys listening to the news on the radio.
Two years ago, Van Dao developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience light sensitivity and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Van Dao learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 20th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Van Dao says, “I hope I can see well enough to easily go outside, drive a motorcycle, and help my wife with our business”