Kong is a 37-year-old rice farmer. Her husband also works as a rice farmer and, together, they have one daughter and two sons. All three of their children are students. At the end of a long day, Kong likes to listen to the news on the radio and watch movies on TV.
Three years ago, due to her diabetes, Kong developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, difficulty perceiving colors, and photophobia. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kong learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 21st, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Kong shared, “I hope my eye can see clearly again after surgery. I can help my husband at the rice field and plant vegetables to sell. I want to earn money to support my children’s studies and feed my family.”