Eth is a 55-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married with three sons and one daughter. She lives with her children and grandchildren. Everyone in the family works during the day and at night, Eth likes to listen to the radio news.
Five years ago, Eth developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurry vision. About two years ago, her vision started to deteriorate severely.
When Eth learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 1st, doctors will perform Phacoemulsification (Phaco) 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.
Eth said, “I hope after surgery I can see better. I want to continue my working in my field planting the rice. It’s hard for me to do anything I like now, like playing with my grandchildren or cooking for my family.”
Her husband added, “I don’t want to worry more about her sight getting bad. I hope that she will be able to see better and recognize me and our family. She will be able to work with me again too.”