Phal is a 66-year-old farmer who is married and has one daughter. Phal and her family are rice farmers. She shared with us that she enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Phal developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, photophobia, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On January 4th, 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.
Phal said, “After surgery I hope I can see better so I can take care of myself, join ceremonies at the distant pagodas, and help my husband plant rice and vegetables.”