Va is a 73-year-old farmer with two sons, four daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Va does not go to the rice field much anymore due to his vision and age. Nowadays, he plants vegetables around his home and likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Around three years ago, Va developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Va learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On May 10th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Va shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well again so I can plant rice and vegetables easily, and drive my motorcycle to the pagoda for the holy days.”