Man is an 81-year-old retired rice farmer from Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. He has two sons, two daughters, and 11 grandchildren. Sadly, his wife passed away six years ago. He lives with his oldest son and is a Buddha archbishop. At the local pagoda, he conducts worship services, performs ceremonies, and officiates at festivals. At home, Man likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
About one year ago, Man developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. He is unable to read the Book of Buddha or help younger monks with their lessons due to limited vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is not able to go places on his own.
Man traveled three hours to seek treatment with our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), and he is scheduled for cataract surgery on August 4th. Doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Man is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of the procedure and need help with raising $253 to fully fund his surgery and care.
Man said, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly again. I can read the Buddha book well and support my pagoda.”