Ol is a 41-year-old rice farmer who, along with his wife, has three daughters, all of whom are in school. They work together on their farm, but he has been working less than past seasons due to his sight. When he is not working, Ol likes to watch boxing matches and play with his grandchildren.
Two years ago, Ol developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurred vision and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ol learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On August 2nd, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Ol shares his plans post-recovery, “I hope that I can work well when my eyesight gets better, so I can start another vegetable garden and grow food for my grandchildren.”