Satah is an 80-year-old with two sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren. She worked as a farmer for most of her life, but retired about fifteen years ago. Her husband passed away ten years ago, so she has been living with her youngest daughter who works at a car repair shop. She spends most of her time taking care of her grandchildren, cooking for them and cleaning the house. She also enjoys listening to prayers on the radio.
Five years ago, Satah developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and occasional tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Satah learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On July 13th, doctors will perform a 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.
Satah shared, “I hope after this surgery I can see everything in the house well, and that I can take better care of my grandchildren when I watch them outside. I also want to see them play.”