San is a 58-year-old rice farmer. He is married and a father to seven children - three daughters and four sons - and they have a precious new grandchild. Two children are unmarried and still live at home. He and his wife are rice farmers. At home, he likes to watch boxing and the news on the TV.
One year ago, San developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him tearing and blurry vision. He can no longer work outside on the farm due to light sensitivity. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When San learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 7th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and place an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
San shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better. I need to plant rice to feed my family.”