Theary is a 53-year-old rice farmer who is married with three daughters and one grandchild. These days, she does not work on the farm as often. Mostly, she watches her grandchild at home while her daughter and husband work on the farm. She also enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Theary developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her sensitivity to light, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Theary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 5th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Theary shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better so I can return to planting rice and seeing my family.”