Chan is a 37-year-old garbage collector who enjoys listening to music. He has one daughter and one son.
One year ago, Chan developed a pterygium in his right eye, causing him irritation, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths that occur due to exposure to excessive sun damage, causing cells to grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Chan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for there hoping for treatment. Chan needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal growth and replace it with a graft to prevent recurrence. The procedure is scheduled for July 21st. CSC is requesting $216 to pay for Chan’s procedure, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
Chan shares, “I hope after surgery my eye irritation stops and my vision improves so my life is easier.”