Sinem is a 65-year-old vegetable seller. She lives with her daughter who also sells vegetables. Sinem shared that her husband passed away 10 years ago. She likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Three years ago, Sinem developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sinem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled across the country for seven hours seeking treatment. On January 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sinem says, “I hope after surgery my eye can see again. Then I can go back to selling vegetables with my daughter.”