Phal is a 65-year-old woman. She proudly shared that she has two sons, seven daughters, and many grandchildren. Phal lives with her youngest daughter who is a salon employee. Phal likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Phal developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On November 2nd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and will place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Phal says, “I hope after surgery I can see well again so I can take care of myself and go to join ceremonies at the pagoda.”