Kin is a retired rice farmer with one daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. He lives with his youngest daughter, who is a garment worker. Kin’s wife passed away from lung cancer ten years ago. Now, he stays at home and helps his daughter look after his grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Kin developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and photophobia (sensitivity to light). He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope I can see clearly again after surgery,” says Kin. “I want to see my grandchildren’s faces and visit the pagoda by myself.”