62-year-old Sarom is a retired garment factory worker from Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Unfortunately, Sarom was widowed eight years ago when her husband passed away after being in a traffic accident. Together, they had two daughters, three sons, and four grandchildren. Sarom now lives with her elderly mother and youngest daughter, spending her days caring for her mother.
About four years ago, Sarom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. In addition to the discomfort caused by the cataract, Sarom’s vision is impaired.
Sarom sought treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On April 26th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After she has recovered, Sarom should be able to see clearly once again. Now, Sarom needs help raising $253 to fund this procedure.
Sarom shared: “I hope after surgery that I will be able to do my housework and take care of my mother and grandchildren well.”