Thorn is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She and her husband have three sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren. Their youngest daughter lives with them and works on their farm. In her free time she likes to travel to famous pagodas and visit with the monks.
Three years ago, Thorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On August 4th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and 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.
Thorn said, “I stopped working on my farm because of my eye problem, so I hope after surgery I can go back to work, and after that I want to travel again by myself to visit a pagoda.”