San is a rice farmer who lives with his wife nearby their two sons, five daughters, and three grandchildren, all of whom are farmers too. San likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio, and to join in ceremonies at the pagoda.
About one year ago, San developed a cataract in his right eye, which causes him to have blurry vision and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and he is worried about falling when walking, which makes him hesitant to go places on his own.
When San learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment. On May 9th, doctors will perform cataract surgery, and will implant an intraocular lens in his right eye. After recovery, San will be able to enjoy the colors all around him, see the faces of his children clearly, while feeling safe to venture out on his own. Children’s Surgical Centre is seeking help to fund this $253 procedure.
San says: “I hope I can see well after surgery. I want to see my children’s faces clearly and get around easily on my own.”