Vut is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four sons, three daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. She lives with her husband, but her children all farm in the area too. She enjoys cooking with her crops and playing with her grandchildren, as well as listening to monks on the radio.
Three years ago, Vut developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her tearing, blurry vision, and headaches. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vut learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 18th, 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.
Her son said, “I got very worried when I saw my mom’s sight go bad, since she cannot go anywhere by herself. I hope that she will see better, so she can enjoy doing everything easily.”