Lai Heng is a 55-year-old farmer. He’s married and has one son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. Lai Heng lives with his wife, who is also a farmer, and their youngest daughter who is a student. In his free time, Lai Heng enjoys listening to the news and the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Lai Heng developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Lai Heng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 20th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Laiheng shared, “I hope my eye can see clearly again after surgery so I can go back to the rice field and plant some vegetables around my house for extra money.”