Thik is 69 years old. She is married with one daughter and three grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda to listen to the monks pray and participate in ceremonies in her free time.
Thik developed a pterygium in each eye about two years ago. A pterygium is a tissue growth in the eye that causes blurred vision, tearing, and irritation. She does not feel comfortable enough to do any type of work and go anywhere outside by herself.
Thik traveled for two hours with her son-in-law to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment.
Thik is scheduled to have the pterygium removed from both eyes on May 30, allowing her to see clearly again. Thik is requesting $148 to cover the entire cost of her procedure.