Kimseng, who is 66 years old, is a widowed, retired rice farmer. She has three children and six grandchildren, and lives with her youngest son, who helps to support her by working as a tuk tuk driver. Her other children work in nearby garment factories. While her children are working, Kimseng helps with caring for her grandchildren.
Two years ago, Kimseng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and watery eyes. Because of her impaired vision, she is reluctant to go out and do things on her own.
When Kimseng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 10th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After she has recovered, Kimseng will be able to see clearly again and do more with her family. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Kimseng shared: “I hope after surgery I can do more to take care of the house and my grandchildren, and I won’t be afraid to go places on my own.”