November 14, 2022
Leang Sim is a 75-year-old widow from Cambodia. She worked as a rice farmer until her retirement several years ago. She was married and had one son, but sadly, both have passed away. She lives alone near her nephew, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Leang Sim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces. She is also worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Leang Sim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 14th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Leang Sim shared, “I hope after surgery, I can take better care of myself, do housework and go outside to join local ceremonies.”
Leang Sim is a 75-year-old widow from Cambodia. She worked as a rice farmer until her retirement several years ago. She was married and had ...
April 10, 2023
Leang Sim underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.
Leang Sim assumed she would suffer from poor vision for the rest of her life until a villager told her about Children’s Surgical Centre and that they treat disabled Cambodians. She returned home the day after surgery. Her vision has improved, and she is relieved she feels safer at home and goes outside by herself again. Her life will be better because she has newfound independence and will not be lonely by herself at home.
Leang Sim said: “I am grateful to the staff and the strangers who have made my life easier now that I can see better. I look forward to caring for myself better and visiting my local pagoda. Thank you for my surgery so I can feel more useful to my family.”
Leang Sim assumed she would suffer from poor vision for the rest of her life until a villager told her about Children's Surgical Centre and ...