Mon is a palm sugar farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. She likes watching thai dramas on TV and listening to monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Mon developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Mon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 12, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope I can see everything clearly so I can learn more about Buddha and I can easily look after my grandchild or go anywhere independently.”