Sok Thorn is a 66-year-old rice farmer with two daughters, five sons, and seven grandchildren. Sok Thorn lives with her husband and her eldest daughter who is a garment worker. Nowadays given her vision, Sok Thorn does not work in the rice field and instead stays home to take care of her grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Sok Thorn developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sok Thorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled with her grandchild seeking treatment. On April 6th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Sok Thorn shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can see things well and go to the pagoda by myself.”