If you have a family of your own, whether you have kids or even grandkids, you might be thinking about how you can help support them today, tomorrow and in the future. For people like Prisila, the concern was being able to support her family while she’s still alive. But when her world went dark, she was afraid she wouldn’t be able to help her family again.
Prisila is 76 years old and lives in a small village in India where most families make their living with farm work.
She’s a lively person whose age doesn’t stop her from caring for her family. Having lost her husband years ago, Prisila provided for her seven children – and then their children – all on her own, doing farm work and odd labor jobs.
“To me, family is everything,” says Prisila proudly.
But four years ago, Prisila’s world went dark.
She thought allergies were causing her blurry vision and hoped it would pass. Sadly, her vision faded until she couldn’t see at all. She didn’t know she could be treated, so poor Prisila didn’t seek help.
“I was so scared without my vision. I couldn’t care for my grandchildren anymore!”
But people like you changed Prisila’s life. Thanks to donor support, a community health worker was trained to go door-to-door in Prisila’s community to screen families for eye health issues. The health worker referred Prisila to a vision centre where she was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes. From there, she was referred to our partner hospital for surgery free of charge.
Thanks to compassionate people like you, Prisila can SEE again, and her independence has been restored! Today, she’s back to happily caring for her grandchildren.
There are thousands of families like Prisila’s who need your help. By leaving a gift to Operation Eyesight in your will, you can ensure that people like Prisila will receive the gift of sight even after your time on earth is done.