Sandar is a 35-year-old woman from Thailand. Sandar was born with Down syndrome. She never went to school, but since moving in with her sister, she enjoys looking at pictures in books in her free time.
Without her vision and unable to communicate with those around her, Sandar was bound to a wheelchair until her first lens replacement surgery on her right eye in April 2018. Since then, she no longer has to rely on a wheelchair, and is looking forward to regaining her vision in her left eye.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Sandar. On May 10, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Sandar’s natural left lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.