Thim is a 68-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He and his wife have four daughters and five grandchildren who all live nearby. His family all work as rice farmers; however, for the last two years, Thim has barely able to work due to his deteriorating vision. Now that he is home most of the time and unable to go out alone, he spends most of his time listening to the monks pray on the radio and watching the news.
About two years ago, Thim developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to lose his vision and have teary eyes. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places on his own.
When Thim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 26th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure. Thim contributed $100 to his care.
He shared, “I hope, after surgery, I can see well enough to go back to work and be able to plant vegetables around my house. I also want to help my daughters with my grandchildren and be able to read Buddhist books.”