Ang is a 68-year-old rice farmer with two daughters and seven grandchildren. She is in good health, though she no longer goes to the rice field because of her age. Ang lives with her husband and one of her daughters, who is a grocery seller. She helps her daughter at home with taking care of her grandchildren. When Ang has spare time, she likes to listen to the monks preaching on the radio.
Two years ago, Ang developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and sometimes tearing in her eye. Her condition has worsened significantly in the last three months and now Ang has difficulty seeing things clearly and doing things on her own outside.
When Ang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On February 3rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place 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.
Ang shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well so I can help my daughter sell groceries, care for my grandchildren, and take care of myself and my husband. Also, I look forward to joining ceremonies at the pagoda again too.”