Lang, a caring grandmother, is a 57-year-old retired rice farmer who resides with her daughter and two grandchildren. Her daughter earns $150 per month working in a factory making brand-name handbags, the only income to support the family. Lang helps look after the house and children while her daughter is at work, and in her free time, she visits her local pagoda.
Around one year ago, Lang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and discomfort. She cannot continue her work in the rice fields due to increased irritation from the sun. She has difficulty seeing things, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places alone.
When Lang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 15th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Lang said: “I hope that after the surgery, my vision will improve, and I will be able to see better. I want to work in the rice field again and join for ceremonies, even in distant places.”