Von is a 68-year-old loving grandfather from Cambodia. He retired from being a policeman and now works as a security guard at a local zoo. He is married and has one daughter, six sons, and four grandchildren. After work, he and his wife like to listen to the news and the monks’ prayers on the radio.
Four years ago, Von developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. His poor vision makes it difficult for him to see in bright or low light, making his work very challenging. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places on his own.
When Von learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for eight hours seeking treatment. On July 14th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Von said, “I hope, after surgery, I can see better. I want to recognize things, go to work well, and help my wife take care of our grandchildren.”