Sideth is a 78-year-old widow and loving grandmother from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She has one son and six grandchildren that she sees often, as they live just down the street. Sadly, her husband passed away due to hypertension. For the last several decades, she has earned a small living as a morning glory (water spinach) seller in the market. In her free time, she likes listening to Buddhist prayers on the radio.
About a year ago, Sideth 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, so she cannot go places on her own.
When Sideth learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On August 10th, 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. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this surgery. Sideth contributed $50 to her care.
She shared, “I hope I can see better and do my work better so that I can help my family.”