Lim is an elderly woman with one son, six daughters, and 15 grandchildren. She lives with her youngest daughter who is a garment worker. Lim’s husband passed away many years ago during the Khmer Rouge time in Cambodia. She likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Around five years ago, Lim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 1st, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Lim says, “After surgery I hope my eye can see better so I can go outside easily and I want to see the faces of all my grandchildren when I take care of them.”