Yim is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer. She is single and has one younger sister and one younger brother. She likes to plant vegetables around her house, but has been unable to go outside without help since she cannot see clearly. In her free time, she likes to go to the village pagoda and help cook and clean for the monks and worshipers.
Three years ago, Yim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to develop cloudy vision and difficulty seeing in bright or low light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. As a result, she is unable to travel on her own.
When Yim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 24th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Yim needs help to raise $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Yim said: “I hope after surgery my eye can see better. I want to easily go outside and take care of myself.”