THE BLIND ARE SEEING AND WE'RE GOING BACK AGAIN
The dedicated staff of the Good Shepherd Hospital (GSH) Eye Clinic in the remote mountains of eastern Swaziland see 25 000 patients and do over a 1000 sight saving operations a year. They transform lives with support from individuals like us, and others including CBM International, the Lions, Rotary, the Swazi Government, the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. The patients come from hundreds of miles away from as far away Mozambique and South Africa to see again.
Titus lives in a remote village in the Lebombo mountains of Swaziland. He and his wife were blinded by cataracts. His daughter runs a small shop so she couldn't care for him all day. His 14 year old grandson was herding Titus' goats but his schooling was being affected. When Titus’ vision deteriorated further he couldn’t plant his crops and was facing a hungry winter. The GSH vision assessment team came to his village and a few days later he had sight saving cataract surgery. His wife has had surgery too and now they plant crops, herd goats and feed their chickens. His daughter can focus on her business and his grandson is getting on with his studies. Titus' life has been changed from dependency to dignity and the whole family's quality of life has improved.
Mark Wevill works at the Good Shepherd Hospital twice a year making a small contribution to helping patients like Titus see again. There are thousands like him and his cataract surgery costs only £50 which you can donate to the Vula Amehlo Trust (UK charity commission number 1098877). "Vula Amehlo" means open your eyes. Let's open their eyes. CLICK TO DONATE.