Vanna is a 68-year-old farmer with three sons and two grandchildren. Vanna lives with her husband who is also a farmer. She likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Three years ago, Vanna developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vanna learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 23rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and will place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Vanna says, “I hope my eye can see clearly after surgery. I want to go to the rice field with my husband again and plant some vegetables around my house for extra income.”