Theara is a bright 6-year-old boy. He has three brothers and is the second child in the family. Theara’s mother is a garment worker, and his father is a construction worker. Theara is in kindergarten and, when he is not in school, he likes to play with toy cars and with his brothers.
When he was three months old, Theara developed a cataract in his left eye, causing poor vision, an inability to focus, and a noticeable white pupil. As a result, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside.
When Theara’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), they traveled there hoping for treatment. On November 26th, doctors will perform lensectomy and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, Theara will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
His mother shared, “I want him can see clearly like other children after surgery. He can study well in school and be successful.”