Yin is a widowed, 74-year-old grandmother, living with one of her daughters. In total, she and her husband have two sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren. Yin has retired from farming, and making grass and bamboo mats.
One year ago Yin developed a cataract in her left eye, which causes tearing in that eye, and blurry vision. As a result of the cataract, she is unable to go outside in the bright sun because of light sensitivity, or visit her local pagoda on her own, one of her favorite activities in the past.
Yin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, and traveled some distance to seek their help. Now she is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery on October 20th, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, when doctors will remove the cataract, and implant an intraocular lens in her eye. After she has recovered, Yin will be able to resume an independent life. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Yin shared: “I want to be able to see well again so I can take care of myself and do all my day to day things at my house that help our family.”