Poul is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer. Poul is married, and together she and her husband have seven daughters, three sons, and 20 grandchildren. She and her husband live with one of their daughters, who also works as a farmer. She helps take care of her grandchildren, cooks for them, and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
Three years ago, Poul developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and floaters in her eye. She has difficulty walking and often stumbles. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Poul learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 13th, doctors will perform small incision cataract surgery and 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.
Poul shared, “I hope to see well again and be helpful to my family. I want to go outside more, visit with my neighbors, cook for my grandchildren, and go to the pagoda to pray with the monks.”