Dib is a hardworking 71-year-old rice farmer. He has six children and 25 grandchildren. Dib currently lives with his wife and their second daughter, who is a rice farmer. He enjoys going to the pagoda to participate in ceremonies and watching the news on TV.
Four years ago, Dib developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Dib learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On June 22nd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Dib is optimistic, “I hope after surgery I can see well so I can visit my relatives and even go back to the ceremonies at the pagoda by myself.”