Aung Tin is a 13-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and three younger sisters. In his free time, he likes to read books. He also likes to pretend that he is a teacher, imagining that the trees in his garden are his students.
He has cataract in his left eye and he has gradually lost sight in that eye since 2016.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Aung Tin. On August 28, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Aung Tin’s natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant in that eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
“I want to be a doctor when I grow up and I want to help the poor,” said Aung Tin.