Sophal is a father of nine from Cambodia. He works as a motor taxi driver to earn income for their family. Sophal has four sons, five daughters, and now seven grandchildren. He lives with his wife and their daughter, who is currently unemployed due to the closure of her work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sophal enjoys listening to the news on the radio every day.
One year ago, Sophal developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled by motorbike with his daughter seeking treatment. On December 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $229 procedure.
Sophal shared, “I want to see well so I can drive my motorbike and earn money for my family who needs my support right now.”