Chanthy is a 54-year-old farmer. She’s from a big family as one of eight children and has two brothers and five sisters. She lives with her younger sister who is also a farmer. She stays home to cook for the family and looks after her young nephew. She likes to watch and listen to Khmer movies on TV in her free time.
Two years ago, Chanthy developed a cataract in her right eye causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chanthy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 13th, 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.
Chanthy shared, “I hope I can see clearly again after surgery. I can go back to the rice field, plant vegetables for sale to support my living, and help my family.”