Da is a 70-year-old widowed rice farmer. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. Da lives with her daughter’s family, since her husband passed away many years ago. Most of the time, she stays home to help with housework, and she enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Da developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces. She is also worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Da learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 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. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Da shared, “I hope after surgery I can see well. I want to go to the pagoda but right now I can’t see.”