Savoun is a 76-year-old grandmother. She lives with her husband and her oldest daughter, who works as a farmer. Savoun and her husband have three sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren. Due to her age, Savoun can no longer go to the farm and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Savoun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing photophobia, blurred vision, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside.
When Savoun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 24th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund Savoun’s procedure.
Savoun shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see better. I want to visit pagodas in farther places and be able to recognize my relatives.”