Muong is a 73-year-old rice farmer who together with her husband has one daughter, five sons, and many grandchildren. They live with their daughter who is a garment worker. As she is older and has challenges seeing clearly, she stays home to care for her grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Muong developed a cataract in her right eye causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Muong learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 15th, doctors will perform 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.
Muong shared, “I hope I can see well again after surgery, I can recognize my grandchildren’s faces and can cook well. And I want to go to the pagoda again.”