Sor is a 72-year-old loving grandmother from Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. Now retired, she worked for many years as a rice farmer. She has two daughters and eight grandchildren. Sor was widowed many years ago when her husband disappeared during the Khmer Rouge regime. She now lives with her youngest daughter and family, who are also rice farmers. In her free time, Sor likes to listen to monks pray on the radio and help care for her grandchildren.
Two years ago, Sor developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She often stays indoors for days at a time because she cannot tolerate the bright sun or see in low light.
When Sor learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On July 25th, 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. Sor is able to contribute to the cost of the surgery and needs $253 to fully fund her procedure.
She said, “I hope after surgery I can go to the pagoda by myself. I want to be able to do things on my own and help my grandchildren more.”