Ret is a 64-year-old woman from Cambodia. She is a Khmer noodle seller and has two sons and two daughters. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Ret developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurred vision, itchiness, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing people, and being outside on her own.
When Ret learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours with her husband seeking treatment. On December 18th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Ret said, “I want to sell noodles again to earn money to support myself and my family. When my vision improves I will also help my son and husband plant rice and go tom the pagoda on my own.”