Mom is 59 years old. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio and read books on Buddhism.
Two years ago, Mom developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, itchiness, cloudy lenses, and extreme sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Mom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On December 6, doctors performed a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, Mom will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $292 procedure.
“I hope that my eyes can see everything more clearly,” she says, “so that I can easily cook and do other work by myself because I live alone. I want to be able to read books on Buddhism and go anywhere easily.”