Sen is a 73-year-old rice farmer who has four daughters and ten grandchildren. Sen lives with his wife and his youngest daughter. Nowadays, he no longer goes to the rice field because of his age and his poor vision. Instead, he stays at home to look after his grandchildren. In his spare time, Sen likes to listen to the monks preaching and news on the radio.
One year ago, Sen developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, blurry vision, and sometimes tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sen learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours with his son-in-law seeking treatment. On February 16th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, Sen needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sen shared, “I hope that after my surgery I can see clearly. I want to join ceremonies at the pagoda, and help my wife to care for our grandchildren.”