Chanla is a 40-year-old who is married and has one son and one daughter, both of whom are students in a public school. He and his wife run a small grocery shop in front of their house, where they sell snacks and drinks. When not managing their store, Chanla likes to listen to the news on the radio.
One year ago, Chanla developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia. He has difficulty working in his store because he is unable to assist customers due his declining vision.
When Chanla learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Chanla shared, “I hope after surgery I will see well. It is important for me to see well to change money so I can help my wife to sell groceries.”