Yon is a 65-year-old rice farmer with two sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren. Currently, Yon lives and works with his wife and his oldest daughter’s family. Due to his sight, he spends most of his time now at home to help take care of his grandchildren. He loves to cook, garden, and listen to monks pray on the radio.
Four years ago, Yon developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 3rd, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Yon shares, “I am excited to take my grandchildren to participate in a ceremony at the pagoda. I want to see my granddaughter have fun at that ceremony.”