Loy is a retired rice farmer from Kandal province. She has four sons, six daughters, and 17 grandchildren. Since her husband passed away from lung problems 10 years ago, she has been a widow, living with her youngest daughter, who is still a student. Loy likes to listen to the news on the radio and cook for her family.
About six months ago, Loy developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her sensitivity to light, tearing, and blurry vision. It is difficult for her to work inside or outside the home, and she feels embarrassed that she cannot help her daughter with many simple duties due to poor vision.
When Loy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On November 1, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She said: “After surgery, I want to sew for my grandchildren and do good housework.”