Cheng is a retired fish seller from Cambodia. She is 61 years old and has two daughters, four sons, and three grandchildren. She and her husband live with their youngest daughter, who is a garment worker. She likes to listen to the news and to monks pray on the radio. She also enjoys visiting the pagoda with her family.
Two years ago, Cheng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her to experience blurry vision and eye tearing. She often sees cloudy patches, which make it difficult for her to cook and help with housework. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Cheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On August 3rd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Cheng says, “I hope after surgery I can see better and help my daughter take care of my grandchildren.”