Saly is a 53-year-old rice farmer with one daughter, four sons, and five grandchildren. Saly lives with her eldest son since her husband passed away 10 years ago. Her son is also a farmer. In her free time, Saly enjoys listening to traditional music on the radio.
Five years ago, Saly developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Saly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On June 1st, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place 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.
Saly shared, “I want to be able to plant crops and rice again and take care of my grandchildren better with clear vision.”