Aisas is a 63-year-old sandwich seller. She is divorced and has a daughter and four grandchildren. She lives with her daughter and grandchildren, and her daughter works in a garment factory. Aisas is blind in her left eye and sees poorly out of her right eye. She spends most of her time at home, but likes to visit the local mosque.
One year ago, Aisas developed a cataract in her right eye causing her blurry vision. She cannot see in bright or low light. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Aisas learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there seeking treatment. On September 16th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification 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.
Aisas shared, “I hope I can see again after surgery. I want to go back to selling sandwiches and help my daughter to take care of my grandchildren.”