Kuon is a 73 year-old loving grandmother who has one son, six daughters, and twelve grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away five years ago in a traffic accident, at which time Kuon moved in with her second oldest daughter. Her children work in the rice fields or nearby garment factories and help support Kuon around the house.
About two years ago, Kuon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Kuon learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 17th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Kuon is able to contribute to the cost of the surgery and is asking for help to fund the remaining $253.
She shared, “I hope after surgery I can go to the pagoda by myself. I want to be able to do things on my own and help with my grandchildren more.”