Heang is a 57-year-old vegetable seller. She has three sons, six daughters, and 12 grandchildren. Heang lives with her grandchildren and her husband, who is a farmer. She likes to listen to the news, listen to monks pray on the radio, and play with her grandchildren.
Three years ago, Heang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Heang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 21st, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, Heang will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Heang shares, “I hope I can see clearly after surgery so I can go to the market and sell vegetables again to support my family.”