Pak is a 64-year-old mother of five children. She has one daughter, four sons, and many grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away five years ago and she now lives with her oldest daughter who is a grocery seller. When she is not looking after her grandchildren, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Pak developed a cataract in her left eye causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Pak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On September 15th, doctors will perform 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.
Pak shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly again. I can help my daughter to sell groceries and can help her cook and take care of my grandchildren.”