Mao is a loving grandmother from Cambodia. She has two sons, three daughters, and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Since her husband passed, she has lived with her youngest daughter, who is a garment worker. Mao no longer works as a rice farmer. Instead, she enjoys taking part in ceremonies at her local pagoda and cooking for her many grandchildren.
One year ago, Mao developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience light sensitivity, blurry vision, and eye tearing. 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 Mao learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 14th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Mao says, “I hope after surgery I can see well enough to go outside by myself and take care of my grandchildren.”