Hun Ly is a mother of two with one son and one daughter. Hun Ly was a rice farmer but now is retired. Her husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge so Hun Ly lives with her daughter who is a teacher. She enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio and at the pagoda.
Two years ago, Hun Ly developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hun Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On December 23rd, 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.
Hun Ly said, “I’m hoping I will be able to see well after surgery. I want to go to ceremonies at the pagoda and spend more time with my grandchildren once I am better.”