Meet To, a 48-year-old monk. He has one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Currently, To lives in a pagoda in Takeo, just outside the capital city of Cambodia. He enjoys spending time with his family and studying Buddhism at the pagoda.
To developed a cataract in his right eye about two years ago, which causes him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. In the last two months, the condition has become so severe that he cannot leave the pagoda by himself and can no longer read. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go places alone.
When To learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On June 15th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
To shared, “After surgery, I hope my vision will improve, and I will be able to read and join ceremonies at the pagoda.”