Samnang is a 41-year-old taxi driver. He is married with one son and two daughters. His wife is a homemaker and his children are students in a local public school. When he is home, he likes to play volleyball and watch boxing on TV.
Two years ago, Samnang developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him deteriorating vision and photophobia. In his profession, he is required to read a small screen on his phone for directions, and he no longer sees the screen well. This has jeopardized his ability to make a living.
On October 18th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Samnang says, “I hope after surgery I can see better. I hope to recognize things well so I can drive my taxi to earn money to support my family’s living.”
Samnang is a 41-year-old taxi driver. He is married with one son and two daughters. His wife is a homemaker and his children are students in...
Samnang underwent cataract surgery in his left eye.
Samnang has been the primary breadwinner of his family and needs to work to support his children to stay in school. He must see well in traffic and interpret directions on his phone to earn a living. With poor eyesight, this has been very difficult for him. After a relative told him about CSC, he had a simple procedure to change his life. Samnang returned home the next day with antibiotic eye drops that he instilled eight times a day. A week post-operatively, he is able to distinguish colors and recognize faces from his affected eye. Improved vision will allow him to work again, and support his family.
Samnang said: “I am so grateful to the strangers who paid for me to have surgery to improve my eyesight. I can be more useful to my family and drive my motorbike and tuk-tuk. Thank you to the hospital staff and donors for helping me and my family have a better life.”
Samnang has been the primary breadwinner of his family and needs to work to support his children to stay in school. He must see well in traf...