Meet Sang an 81-year old woman from Cambodia with five children and 12 grandchildren. Our medical partner, Children’s surgical Centre (CSC), tells us that Sang has a mature cataract in her left eye. Cataracts are a condition in which a structure develops over the eye lens, causing blurred vision, which can worsen over time. When they reach maturation, cataracts can lead to swelling and cover the entire lens with an opaque layer.
CSC explains, “Sang used to sew pillows to sell, but now she has stopped because of her vision. She has difficulty walking to the pagoda by herself, can’t do any work, and can’t see faces clearly. She needs the assistance of her daughter, so her daughter can’t work as much as her family needs her to.”
For just $150, we can give Sang surgery to remove her damaged lens, replacing it with an artificial one. Following surgery Sang’s vision will be restored.
Sang shares, “when she is done with surgery she wants to sew pillows again and go to the pagoda by herself.”
Let’s improve Sang’s condition, fund her treatment, and allow her to see normally again.