Doem is a 76-year-old grandmother from Cambodia who sells vegetables. She has two sons, four daughters, and nine beautiful grandchildren. Her husband has unfortunately passed away, so she currently lives with her youngest daughter, who is also a vegetable seller. In her free time, Doem enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Doem developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her to experience eye tearing, itchiness, and blurry vision. 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 Doem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 1st, 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.
Doem says, “I hope my vision will improve after surgery so I can help my daughter take care of my grandchildren.”