Ol is a retired rice farmer from Kampong Cham province who needs eye surgery to help him see clearly again. He and his wife have one daughter, three sons, and ten grandchildren. They used to be rice farmers, but now they are both retired and their living is supported by their children, who farm the same ancestral land. At home, Ol likes to listen to the radio when the monks are chanting and read books about the Buddha.
One year ago, Ol developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision. He used to help his wife with housework and cooking, but can no longer see well enough; he is frustrated that his vision has declined so quickly and shared that he feels useless to his family.
When Ol learned about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Ol is able to contribute a small amount and he needs help with the remaining $253 to fully fund the procedure.
Ol said, “I hope after surgery I will see better. I want to help the monks at the pagoda to teach and learn Buddhism and join their ceremonies easily.”