Lim is a 61-year-old rice farmer from Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. She is married and has one son and two grandchildren. Lim’s husband is also a rice farmer, while their son works in food service for weddings.
Five years ago, Lim developed a pterygium - a non-cancerous growth - in her left eye. This condition is most often caused by cell damage in the eye due to too much exposure to the sun and results in visual impairment and physical discomfort.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is seeking $225 to cover the total costs of Lim’s treatment. On February 6th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will remove the abnormal conjunctiva from Lim’s eye and replace it with a graft, which should prevent a recurrence. Lim is looking forward to being able to see clearly again and is hopeful that you will support her in funding her procedure.
Lim said: “I hope after surgery my eye will stop watering and I can work comfortably, and not worry all the time.”