Met is 62-years-old and lives on a farm with her sister and mother. She no longer harvests due to her age, so she stays home to take care of the young children who are not yet in school. She likes to listen to the monks who chant and preach on the radio.
Six months ago, Met developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her difficulty with vision at night, sensitivity to light and blurred vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Met learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her sister seeking treatment. On January 21st, 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.
“I hope after surgery I can see well and see my family. I will be able do things outside on my own and help to support my family,” she told us.