Yon is a 62-year-old grocery seller with one brother and one sister. Yon lives with her nephew who is a garment worker and in her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio or at the pagoda.
Three years ago, Yon developed a cataract in her left eye causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours with her nephew seeking treatment. On June 10th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and 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.
Yon shared, “I hope I can go outside on my own after surgery and help my nephew take care of my grandchildren.”