Deth is a 63-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Deth lives with his wife, who is also a farmer. In his free time, he likes to listen to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Deth developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him sensitivity to light, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Deth learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 17th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help raising $253 to fund his procedure and care.
Deth shared, “I hope I can see well enough to recognize faces and get around on my own.”