Kolyan is a 66-year-old retired cleaner from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her parents passed away about 50 years ago during the Khmer Rouge regime. She has one brother and currently lives with her nephew, who helps care for her. Kolyan’s favorite hobbies are watching Cambodian comedies and praying at the pagoda.
A little over a year ago, Kolyan developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience itchiness and blurry vision. Lately, she has been having greater difficulty with tasks around the house, such as cooking and cleaning. She cannot see things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she does not go out on her own.
When Kolyan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On June 14th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Kolyan shared, “I want to be able to see better and go back to my normal life. I want to continue working as a cleaner and help support my nephew. I also want to be able to see my TV shows.”