Phat is a 61-year-old mother of five children. She has two sons, three daughters, and now eleven grandchildren. She lives with her husband, who is a policeman. She likes to cook, visit with neighbors, and grow flowers. She also likes to spend time traveling to religious ceremonies.
Three years ago, Phat developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and occasional tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On July 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Phat shared, “I hope I can travel by myself more after this surgery, so I can visit my children, see my grandchildren, and see many pagodas.”