Sarom is a 77-year-old Buddhist nun living in Cambodia. She has two daughters, five sons, and 13 grandchildren. She lives alone in the pagoda, as her husband passed away many years ago. She enjoys reading religious texts, meditating, and mentoring the younger nuns.
Two years ago, Sarom developed a cataract in her right eye. Because of the tearing and blurry vision caused by the cataract, she can no longer read her beloved texts, the activity that used to fill her days in the pagoda. And, because she cannot see clearly, she is reluctant to go out on her own.
After learning about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, Sarom made the trip to see their doctors, in order to be evaluated. As a result of her visit, she is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery - and the implantation of an intraocular lens - on October 3rd, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. After she has recovered from the surgery, Sarom should be able to return to her reading, which is so important to her. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Sarom said: “I hope after surgery my eye can see better and I can travel to visit my family.”