Hoy is a 64-year-old retired Khmer cake seller from Cambodia. Sadly, Hoy’s husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge. She has two sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren, and her children support her. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and joining ceremonies at the pagoda in her free time.
Three years ago, Hoy developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Hoy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 15th, doctors will perform a 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 raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Hoy shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better, do housework and visit our local pagoda by myself.”
Hoy is a 64-year-old retired Khmer cake seller from Cambodia. Sadly, Hoy's husband passed away during the Khmer Rouge. She has two sons, thr...
Hoy underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.
Hoy has a happy life with her family but was disappointed because her vision had deteriorated and she could no longer help with the grandchildren or travel places by herself. She took the advice of relatives and traveled to Children’s Surgical Centre to improve her eyesight. After surgery, she rested at home for several days and applied eye drops eight times daily to assist in healing. After her vision stabilizes, she can go outside in bright or dim light without fear of falling. The cataract surgery will improve her life because she can make Khmer cakes again for sale to help support her family.
Hoy’s son said: “we are relieved that my mother can see well again to cook for the family and help with the grandchildren. This is what makes her happy. Thank you.”
Hoy has a happy life with her family but was disappointed because her vision had deteriorated and she could no longer help with the grandchi...