Seng Ngorn is a 47-year-old woman. She and her husband have one son and two daughters. Her children are in elementary and high school, and Seng Ngorn stays home to care for them while her husband works as a mechanic. Occasionally, she will join him in his motorcycle repair shop to help out too. In her free time, she loves to watch and listen to Thai drama shows on TV.
Five years ago, Seng Ngorn developed a pterygium in her left eye. A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, the mucous layer that lubricates the eye. As a result, Seng Ngorn experiences irritation, itchiness, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going outside.
When Seng Ngorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled there seeking treatment. On August 25th, surgeons will remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the surface of her eye and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $216 to fund the total cost of this procedure, including medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
Seng Ngorn shared, “After my surgery, I will enjoy working without any pain or discomfort, and I can join my husband more to work in his shop so we can earn extra money.”