Song is a 79-year-old father of five from Cambodia. He has one son, four daughters, and many grandchildren. Song used to work as a sugarcane seller, but now he stays at home to look after his grandchildren. Sadly, Song’s wife died during the Khmer Rouge regime and now he lives with his eldest daughter, who is a server at a local restaurant.
Six years ago, Song developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him sensitivity to light, itchiness, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Song learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for an hour and a half seeking treatment. On July 5th, 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. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Song shared, “I hope I can see well enough to visit the pagoda on my own and see all my relatives and family again.”