Seang is a 74-year-old mother of four from Cambodia. She is a vegetable farmer who has four daughters and twelve grandchildren. Her husband passed away many years ago. Seang lives with one of her daughters, who is also a farmer. She no longer goes to the fields, and instead spends her time at home watching her grandchildren. When Seang has time, she likes to listen to monks preaching on the radio and going to the pagoda on holy days. She self-describes her health as fair and hopes to feel better when she can see well.
Two years ago, Seang developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and poor night vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Seang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On February 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place 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.
Seang shared, “I hope after surgery I can see clearly, I can go to the pagoda by myself, and that I can take care myself and my grandchildren.”