Armon, a young father, was going to miss seeing both his children grow up – after losing his sight to cataracts.
A proud man, Arnido wiped away tears as he told me about the moment he had to tell his sons he could no longer work, due to blindness.
The overwhelmingly positive impact that a ‘Miracle’ of sight can have on a family is seen in the stories of people like Raoul, Margil and Aljon.
Whenever I’m asked how a donation to restore the gift of sight makes a difference, I always say the same thing: “let me tell you about Joanna.”
An estimated 94 million have cataracts, clouding their vision, and causing permanent blindness if left untreated. Miracles Day changes that.
By saving her pocket money for two months and wearing an eye patch, 12-year-old Caitie hopes to motivate others to donate to Miracles Day.
Matthew was just one when his parents discovered he had a sight impairment. His cataracts had him turned away from pre-school at the age of four.
This Thursday, 19 August on Miracles Day, you have the chance to give someone the Miracle gift of sight for just $33 – changing their life forever.
For children with cataracts, the longer they wait for treatment, the more likely it is that future surgery will not be successful.
I was there in a tiny hospital in a remote part of the Philippines where a CBM-funded program had taken up residency to provide cataract surgeries.