Lae is a five-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her family in Kawkareik Town, Karen State. She enjoys school very much. She likes to interact with the other children and play games with her parents at home.
The vision in Lae’s left eye is blurry. She can only see out of her right eye and has been experiencing sensitivity to light. She has been diagnosed with a cataract in her left eye.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Lae. On January 24, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Lae’s natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant in the left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
Lae says, “I want to be a teacher when I grow up.”