Kea is a 56-year-old tuk-tuk, or pedicab, driver. He is from Prey Veng province and lives with his wife, who is a cleaner at a local hotel. He has two sons: one is a security guard and the other is in the army. At home, Kea likes to listen to the news on his phone.
About six months ago, Kea developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and light sensitivity. It is hard for him to see the maps on his phone to take customers to where they need to go.
When Kea learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On December 12th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant a new lens in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Kea said: “I hope after the operation, it will be easy for me to drive my tuk-tuk so I can earn more money to support my family.”