Chan is a retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, three daughters, and eight grandchildren. Chan’s husband passed away twenty years ago, and she lives with her youngest daughter, who works in a garment factory. In her free time, Chan likes to cook for her family and listen to the monks pray on the radio. Since her vision deteriorated, it has been challenging for her to cook.
Two years ago, Chan developed a cataract in her left eye, causing light sensitivity, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places alone.
When Chan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 3rd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure. Chan contributed $50 to her care.
Chan shared: “After surgery, I hope I can see again. I can see my grandchildren’s faces and care for myself better.”