Sat is a jovial and retired rice farmer. He is married and has two daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. He and his wife live with their youngest daughter who is a garment worker in a local factory. When Sat is at home, he likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and to play with his grandchildren when they all visit.
Three years ago, Sat developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him sensitivity to light and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When Sat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for an hour and a half seeking treatment. On February 10th, 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.
Sat shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly. I would like to visit the pagoda, see more of my grandchildren, and read books about the Buddha again.”