Tiny is a 29-year-old policeman. He’s married and has a son and a daughter. His wife is an office worker in a construction material shop, and his children are students in a local public school. When he has free time, Tiny enjoys playing football with his friends.
One year ago, Tiny developed a pterygium in his right eye. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. As a result, Tiny experiences irritation and burning and feels insecure about his eye.
When Tiny learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled there hoping for treatment. On January 18th, Tiny will undergo a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $216 to fund the total cost of his procedure, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
Tiny shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye looks and feels better, and doesn’t look so irritated. Having better vision will help me do my job better.”