Rim is a widow with one son. She has always farmed, as does her son, though she no longer works in the rice field due to her age. She shared that her husband passed away over 40 years ago. She lives with her son and his family and enjoys listening to the monks preaching on the radio.
Two years ago, Rim developed a cataract in her on her left eye eye, causing her photophobia, tearing, and blurred vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Rim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours and half with her son seeking treatment. On February 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her on her left eye eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
She said, “I am hopeful that after surgery I will be able to see well and can go to join ceremonies at the pagoda by myself. I want to help my son to take care of the grandchildren.”