Pai is a retired rice farmer with one son, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren. Her husband passed away a long time ago, and now Pai lives alone near her daughter. Pai likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Pai developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking and can’t go places on her own.
When Pai learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 9th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and 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.
Pai says, “I hope after surgery I will be able to see things clearly, recognize faces again, and can join ceremonies at the pagoda.”