Orn is a 72-year-old rice farmer with three daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. At this age he no longer goes to the rice field anymore; he stays at home to look after his grandchildren. He lives with his oldest daughter who is also a farmer. His wife passed away five years ago due to hypertension. He enjoys listening to the monks preaching on the radio.
One year ago, Orn developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Orn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and half hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On January 12th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope after surgery I can see better so I can see my family better, go outside, and mostly help my daughter to take care of her children. I’d really like to plant vegetables around the house and go outside by myself.”