Kim is a 81-year-old rice farmer. He has two sons, four daughters, and six grandchildren. His wife is also a rice farmer, but now they stay at home mostly while their children farm. Kim enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio.
One year ago, Kim developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours with his wife seeking treatment. On December 23rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Kim said, “I want to be able to go back to the pagoda with my wife after my surgery. I really hope I can see well. I’d like to take care of my grandchildren again.”