Sim is a 62-year-old cake seller with two daughters, three sons, and six grandchildren. She lives with her youngest son, who is a construction worker. Because of her age and vision, Sim shared that she has been unable to bake and sell cakes so she now stays home to take care of her grandchildren. When not caring for her grandchildren, Sim likes to listen to the radio for the news and the monks’ prayers.
One year ago, Sim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. As a result, she is unable to go places on her own.
When Sim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On January 18th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund her procedure.
Sim shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see better. I’d like to go outside without worrying and make cakes to sell again.”