Vannak is a 67-year-old retired Buddhist archbishop. He and his wife have two daughters, three sons, and seven grandchildren. They live with two of their grandchildren who work as laborers. He spends his free time helping monks take care of the community pagoda and, at home, he likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Vannak developed a cataract in his left eye causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Vannak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 8th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Vannak shared, “I hope I can see clearly again after surgery. I can go to the pagoda by myself, and can read and write well.”