Kea is a 65-year-old farmer. She has two older sisters and one younger sister. Kea lives with her eldest sister and her nephew, who is also a farmer. Nowadays, Kea stays home and helps take care of her grandchildren. She likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio and go to the pagoda.
Five months ago, Kea developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kea learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and will place 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.
Kea says, “I hope I can see well so I can see my family’s faces and visit the pagoda by myself.”