San is a 68-year-old taxi driver. He is married and has one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. He lives with his wife, who is a housewife, and their daughter, who is a garment worker. At home, he likes to listen to the news on his phone and watch boxing on television.
One year ago, San developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him sensitivity to light, tearing, and blurry vision. He is unable to drive his taxi, due to his limited vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
When San learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for six and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 15th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help raising $253 to fund his procedure and care.
San shared, “I hope after surgery, I can see better, go outside and drive my taxi again.”
San is a 68-year-old taxi driver. He is married and has one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. He lives with his wife, who is a house...
San underwent cataract surgery to improve his vision.
San was discouraged because he could not see well enough to drive his taxi and was worried he would be in an auto accident. A villager told him about Children’s Surgical Centre, where he traveled for a diagnosis and treatment. After his surgery, he rested for a few days at home and applied eye drops to decrease any risk of infection. When his eyesight stabilizes he will be able to return to work to supplement the family income.
San’s wife said: “I am happy my husband can see well again, he can take care of himself and go back to driving his motor taxi to earn money. This helps to support our family and our grandchildren. Thank you for paying for his operation so I don’t have to worry about him anymore.”
San was discouraged because he could not see well enough to drive his taxi and was worried he would be in an auto accident. A villager told ...