Sokhom is a 50-year-old monk who currently lives at a pagoda. His wife works as a farmer, and they have one son, who is a garment worker. Sokhom likes to read books on Buddhism and meditate.
Two years ago, Sokhom developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including books, colors, and faces.
When Sokhom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 4th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund his procedure.
Sokhom shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see clearly again so I can read books and teach the children at the pagoda.”