Nhor is a 60-year-old retired rice farmer from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. She is married and has one son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter, who is also a rice farmer. She stays indoors most of the day, caring for her youngest grandchildren, or listening to the monks pray on the radio. When the family is home, they like to watch movies together.
About two years ago, Nhor developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Because she has difficulty seeing things clearly, Nhor can no longer enjoy watching movies with her family as she used to do, and she is reluctant to go outside on her own.
On April 24th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After she has recovered, Nhor will regain her independence and the enjoyment of watching films with her family. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, and Nhor need your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Nhor said: “I hope I can see better so that I will be able to plant some vegetables around my house for sale.”