Ngoun is an 81-year-old retired driver with one son, four daughters, and 11 grandchildren. Ngoun and his wife live with their son. He enjoys listening to the news on TV and to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Ngoun developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him pain, blurry vision, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ngoun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for an hour with his son seeking treatment. On June 3rd, 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.
Ngoun shared, “I hope after my surgery my eye can see better so I can go outside on my own to join ceremonies at the pagoda and also help my wife with our housework.”