Samai is a 62-year-old motor taxi driver. He has six daughters, six sons, and many grandchildren. Samai lives with his wife. Nowadays, Samai stays home and helps to take care of his grandchildren. He likes to listen to the news and to the monks praying on the radio.
Five years ago, Samai developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Samai learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled there with his daughter seeking treatment. On May 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Samai said, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better so I can drive my motor taxi again to support my family.”