Touch is a 69-year-old mother of seven. She’s a widow and has three sons, four daughters, and now thirteen grandchildren. She used to work as a cleaner before she retired and she lives with her youngest daughter who is a garment worker. When she is not chasing after her grandchildren, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio or visit the local pagoda.
One year ago, Touch developed a cataract in her right eye causing her blurry vision and difficulty seeing in bright or low light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 20th, 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. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Touch shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better. I want to go outside, see all my relatives and do housework well.”