Tang Im is a 68-year-old grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer and has two daughters, four sons, and 15 grandchildren. Currently, she lives with her aging husband and with her youngest daughter who works in a local restaurant. At home, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Tang Im developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her light sensitivity, tearing, and blurry vision. 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 Tang Im 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.
Tang Im shared: “I hope after surgery I can see well again. I want to be able to take care of myself and my grandchildren well.”
Tang Im is a 68-year-old grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer and has two daughters, four sons, and 15 grandchildren. Currently, she li...
Tang Im underwent cataract surgery so she can see from her left eye.
Tang had a successful operation and was able to return home the next day with eye drops to reduce the risk of infection. She can already recognize faces and colors are more distinctive for her. Tang Im’s life will improve because she can help the family grow rice on the family farm, help care for the grandchildren, and not worry about falling when she is outside.
Tang Im’s daughter shared: “My mother feels useful to our family again now that she can see better. She did not want to be a burden to us, but there was very little she could do to help at home. I would like to say thank you to the staff and the strangers who donate to help people like my mother to remain independent and care for themselves.”
Tang had a successful operation and was able to return home the next day with eye drops to reduce the risk of infection. She can already rec...