Leng is an 84-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, two daughters, and twenty grandchildren. She lives with one of her daughters since her husband passed away six years ago. Her daughter’s family works on their farm. Leng enjoys cooking traditional Khmer foods for her family, and going with her grandchildren to a local pagoda.
Nine years ago, Leng developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Leng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On August 7th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery 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.
Leng said, “I hope after my eye surgery I can show my family that I am strong and I can walk everywhere myself, and I hope that I can still cook well and make some delicious foods for my grandchildren.”