November 8, 2021
Win is a 40-year-old man. He lives with his mother and step-father in Tak Province in Thailand. He used to work in a restaurant until his vision deteriorated and he could no longer work. His mother and his step-father are agricultural day labourers. The income they earn is not enough for their family and sometimes they make and sell charcoal to earn extra money.
Win has cataracts in both his eyes but the doctor plans to do surgery on his right eye first. The vision in both his eyes are so poor that he can only perceive light. His mother has to help look after him, washing and feeding him since he cannot see well.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Win. On November 9th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Win’s natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
“I was so happy when I heard that I will be able to see again,” he said. “I want to work once I can see again, so that I can repay our loan. I want to look after my mother and step-father in the future, and one day I want to become a [Buddhist] monk.”
Win is a 40-year-old man. He lives with his mother and step-father in Tak Province in Thailand. He used to work in a restaurant until his vi...
March 18, 2022
Win underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Before his surgeries, Win could only perceive light with his left eye and the vision in his right eye was cloudy. His mother would have to guide him and help him when he had to use the restroom, take a shower, and eat. After his first surgery, Win started to gradually regain vision in his left eye. By the third day after his first surgery, he no longer needed his mother to guide him when he walked and he was able to shower and eat without needing her help. When he received his second surgery, his mother did not have to accompany him as his caregiver because he could see well with one of his eyes. A few days after his second surgery, the vision in both of his eyes had greatly improved.
“The most beautiful thing I saw since my vision returned is my mother’s face. I would like to say thank you so much to everyone. When I was trying to find someone to lend me money [for my treatment], you all helped me by paying for the cost of my surgery. In the future I will search for a job to look after my mother and stepfather, and to repay my loan,” said Win
Before his surgeries, Win could only perceive light with his left eye and the vision in his right eye was cloudy. His mother would have to g...