Non is a loving 62-year-old grandmother who works as a rice farmer. She has two sons, three daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Since her husband passed away many years ago, Non has lived with her eldest son who also works as a rice farmer. Non likes to play with her grandchildren, and to listen to monks praying on the radio.
Three years ago, Non developed a cataract in her right eye, which has caused tearing, light sensitivity, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is also worried about falling when walking, so is unable to go places on her own.
When Non learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 5th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and implant a lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Non says, “I hope after surgery my vision can improve so I can return to planting rice and recognizing people again.”