Sandar is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. She never attended school, living in Burma until very recently. She likes to look at pictures in books and would like to learn how to read.
In summer 2017, Sandar’s mother noticed that she was walking with her hands out in front of her as if she had difficulty seeing. Over time, her eyesight worsened, to the point that she now needs to use a wheelchair because she is unable to see.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Sandar. On April 17, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Sandar’s natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
“She always liked to look at pictures in books and I know she would like to learn to read,” said Sandar’s sister. “If after surgery she can see well, I would like to send her to a school.”