Eng is a retired rice farmer and has one daughter and three grandchildren. She lives with her husband and daughter, who both farm rice and vegetables to sell at their local market. Because of her age and her worsening vision, Eng now stays home and takes care of her grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Last year Eng developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking. As a result, she is unable to go places on her own.
When Eng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled across the country for five and half hours seeking treatment. On January 18th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Eng shared, “After surgery, I hope my eye can see clearly, and I can be useful to our family. I want to do more again and visit with my neighbors.”