Saing is a retired rice farmer from the Prey Veng province of Cambodia. He is 79 and has five daughters, six sons, and twenty-five grandchildren! He lives with his wife and their youngest daughter, who is a construction worker. At home, Saing enjoys going to the pagoda with his friends in the village.
About four years ago, Saing developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him to experience blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places independently.
When Saing learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On April 25th, doctors will perform 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 his procedure. Saing contributed $100 to his care.
Saing said: “After surgery, I hope I can see more clearly, so I can see my friends and join ceremonies at the pagoda in my village.”