Son is a 76-year-old grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer with one son, one daughter, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away a long time ago, and now Son lives with her daughter who is a garment worker in a local factory. At home, she does housework and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Son developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Son learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 21st, 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 $253 procedure.
Son said: “I hope after surgery I will see well and can join again for ceremonies at my village’s pagoda.”