Lin is a 74-year-old widow. Sadly, her husband passed away many years ago, and she has one son, one daughter, and five grandchildren. She lives with her daughter, who farms rice on their ancestral land. Lin cooks and cares for her grandchildren and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in the evenings.
Two years ago, Lin developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her 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. She feels like she has lost her independence.
When Lin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 14th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Lin shared, “I hope after surgery my eyesight will be better so I can recognize my family and visit the local pagoda to join in ceremonies.”