Kong is a 69-year-old mother of six daughters. Sadly, Kong’s husband passed away five years ago. When she was younger, Kong worked as a farmer. Nowadays, she lives with her daughters who work in the rice field. In her free time, Kong enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five months ago, Kong developed a cataract in her right eye causing her pain, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kong learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 12th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Kong shared, “I hope after surgery my eye feels better and I can see well. I want to visit the pagoda by myself and help my daughter take care of her children.”