Phannarith is a 61-year-old mother of five. She has two daughters, three sons, and eight grandchildren. She retired from her government job ten years ago. Since her husband passed away a few years ago, Phannarith has been living with her mother and takes care of her blind brother. In her free time she likes to visit pagodas and listen to the radio.
Five years ago, Phannarith developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phannarith learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled there seeking treatment. On August 2nd, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Phannarith said, “I hope that I can see better after this surgery, so that I can keep taking care of my mother and brother well.”