Pov is a 66-year-old loving grandmother from Cambodia. She has two sons, five daughters, and twenty-two grandchildren. She retired from her work as a rice farmer and lives with her youngest daughter, who is a garment worker. In her free time, Pov enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio, visiting the local pagoda, and cooking for her grandchildren.
A year ago, Pov developed a cataract in her left eye that causes her blurry vision. She cannot see well in low or bright light and is afraid to go outside by herself. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. As a result, she cannot go places independently.
When Pov learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On September 29th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund her procedure.
Pov shared, “I hope I can I go outside by myself and see faces well again. I want to help my daughter take care of my grandchildren.”