Dany is a 35-year-old loving mother from Kandal province, Cambodia. She has been unable to hear or speak since birth. Dany married a loving husband and they had a daughter together. However, tragedy struck when Dany’s husband died in an auto accident, leaving her alone with her daughter. Dany supports her family by cleaning in restaurants and for other people. In her free time, she enjoys watching Khmer dramas on TV.
One year ago, Dany developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. Until now, her financial status has prevented her from receiving healthcare.
When Dany learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 4th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery on Dany and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, Dany needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Her sister shared, “Dany has not been able to work for a year and is very sad and frustrated. I hope after the surgery, Dany’s eyesight will improve and she will be able to work as a cleaner in restaurants.”