Yan is a retired rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters. His wife passed away eight years ago from stomach cancer, and Yan lives with his youngest son. Although Yan has retired, he still enjoys spending time in the rice fields and listening to monks pray on the radio.
About two years ago, Yan developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Consequently, he has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he is unable to go out on his own.
When Yan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled to their care center seeking treatment. On February 9th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Yan shared: “After surgery, I hope my eye can see better, and I can go to the pagoda by myself.”