Ly is a 76-year-old mat seller. He is a widower and has two sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. He lives with his second daughter who is a mat weaver. Previously, he sold his daughter’s mats by bicycle throughout the community but is not able to do this anymore. At home, he likes to listen to the news and the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Ly developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 15th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Ly shared, “I hope my eye can see clearly, I can help my daughter weave mats, sell them, and go to the pagoda again.”