Oun is an elderly widow. She shared with us that her husband, unfortunately, passed away ten years ago so she lives with her rice farming niece and several grandchildren. She is also the proud mother of a son who works in Thailand. She cannot work due to her age and poor vision, thus she stays home and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Oun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and difficulty seeing well in low light. It is also difficult for her to see things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 13th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Oun optimistically says, “I hope my eye can see clearly after surgery. I can see my grandchildren’s faces clearly and can visit our pagoda in town.”