Koem is a 64-year-old monk from Cambodia. He has one daughter, three sons, and four grandchildren. Koem has been a monk for ten years. He likes reading the Buddhist books and having time to meditate.
One year ago, Koem developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Koem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 4th, 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.
“I hope that I can see everything better so I can read books, join the Buddhist ceremonies, and even travel to join ceremonies in far away villages,” Koem said.