Ton is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six children and twelve grandchildren. She recently moved in with some of her grandchildren since her husband passed away two weeks ago.
Ten years ago, Ton developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ton learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On July 7th, doctors will perform small incision 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.
Ton shared, “I hope my surgery makes it easy for me to see my grandchildren and help them with the housework. Since they are taking care of me I don’t want them to worry about my vision.”