Em is a 68-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has twenty grandchildren and in her free time, she likes to go to the pagoda.
One year ago, Em developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, itchiness, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Em learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 27, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my surgery I will be able to go to the pagoda and attend the ceremonies that I normally like to participate in.”