Vat is a 67-year-old monk with two daughters, four sons, and 11 grandchildren. Vat’s wife passed away 10 years ago. Since then, he has become a monk and lives at the pagoda. He likes to help teach the young monks about Khmer literature.
Five years ago, Vat developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled with his son seeking treatment. On June 4th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Vat shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well so I can teach well in the pagoda and travel to join in for ceremonies.”