Lang Heang is a 62-year-old active grandmother. She has a rice farm with her husband, who is the assistant chief of their commune. She has one son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. At home, she enjoys listening to the news and monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Lang Heang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her cloudy vision, light sensitivity, and frequent tearing. Household tasks and cooking for her family are difficult for her due to her declining vision.
When Lang Heang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 3rd doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and will implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Lang Heang says, “I hope after surgery I can see well again, go back outside more and keep planting rice.”