Lek is a 68-year-old who is married with three sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. She lives with her husband and one of their sons, and they are vegetable farmers in Kampot Province in rural Cambodia. When she is not cooking, cleaning, or selling vegetables at the local market, Lek finds it calming to listen to the local monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, the retina of Lek’s left eye detached, causing her deteriorating vision. She noticed a change in her eye, but could not afford to see anyone to help fix it.
When Lek learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and half hours seeking treatment. On January 12th, eye surgeons will perform a retinal detachment repair procedure in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $648 procedure.
“I hope after surgery my eye will get better. I can look after my grandchildren, cook for them, and walk them to school,” shared Lek.