Sim is an 87-year-old farmer with two sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren. Sim lives with her youngest daughter, who is also a farmer. Her husband passed away ten years ago from hypertension. Due to Sim’s poor sight, she is unable to go anywhere, but she enjoys spending her time listening to the monks preaching on the radio.
Five years ago, Sim developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her son seeking treatment. On February 8th, doctors will perform small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sim shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well again. I want to recognize my family and be able to walk around by myself.”