Giving Sight to the Cataract Blind

 
$15,003
$4,997
Raised
Remaining
Oct 13, 2014

The colours of life

Like emotions, colours are a reflection of life 

Janice Glennaway

How can one describe the feeling of not being able to see, that feeling of darkness or maybe a blurred outlook.  Can we, who are lucky to be gifted with vision possibly, imagine what it is like – the constant black, the constant need for help, the constant feeling of something missing?

We can’t and hopefully we will never have too but these are the questions we need to ask ourselves sometimes. To see the world through their eyes, the eyes which do not show a true reflection of the bounties this world has to offer.

Today, science has given us the means to bring back those colors of life through basic surgical procedures which was not possible a few decades ago.

Today, we are in the position to change the lives of many; to make them see the world the way we see it with its beauty, its grandeur and its colors,

We at Fatima Memorial Hospital perform these procedures free of costs for patients who cannot afford it but we need your support.

Help us bring back the colors of life

Jul 1, 2014

The desire to see the beauty of life

Faiza
Faiza

The desire to see the beauty of life

We do not cherish the simple joys of life and the one most treasured of it all - sight.

The ability to see the colors that surround us, the emotions of our close ones, the passion of actors and the vivid landscapes this world has to offer. Sight is a rare gift to be cherished and to be thankful for.

This is the story of Faiza who is 26 years old hailing from a family of four - her mother and a younger brother and sister. Her father passed away in 1988 when she was just eight years old.

It was left to her mother to earn a living to afford the basic necessities of life; she started working as a seamstress and was able to support her children in whatever way she could. .

There were many more hurdles to come as Faiza developed a problem in her eye which hindered her visibility. As time passed Faiza’s sight became weaker and weaker and it became difficult for her to study or to do simple household chores.

Given her financial constraints, her mother took her to various small clinics and dispensaries but there was never a proper diagnosis. Someone referred the family to Fatima Memorial Hospital and she was diagnosedvisual acuity of 6/60 in either eye and posterior polar dense cataract in both the eyes.

The only option was an operation and Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to provide the treatment free of cost.

 

Today, Faiza has regained her vision and getting better day by day and her world does not look as dark as it seemed a few months ago.

 

Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give sight to another 150 patients. 

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honored to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

Mar 7, 2014

Danish and the realization of his dreams

Danish is 13 years old from Misrishah, Lahore hailing from a family of four - his father, mother and a younger brother.

Danish’s father is not able to work because he has complicated diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment leading to legal blindness. His mother who is a housewife makes ends meet by sewing clothes and earns around 10,000 Rupees which in today’s economic condition makes for a difficult life. His grandmother pitches in and pay for the rent of the house where the family lives in.

Not to give up on the hand that life has forced upon them the parents still sent the children to a local school where the fees is 400 Rupees each to ensure a better future for both the children.

Danish suffered from trauma in the left eye 2 ½ years ago which led to traumatic cataract. This further added to the problems already faced by the family but Fatima Memorial Hospital was able to treat his cataract with surgery. His vision has significantly improved and we hope he is able to pave his way through life and achieve all his dreams which include getting a solid education and one day supporting his family.


Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

Dec 2, 2013

Counting our blessings

We want to see the light
We want to see the light

We never do count our blessing looking for more, asking for more, wanting more but one rare glimpse around us will help us realize that the little things in life are to be the most thankful for.

 

The gift of sight might come to most of us naturally but for some it is an eternal darkness enshrouding them forever. However, today with the latest technology there are certain types of blindness which can be treated. 

 

One of the most common reasons for visual impairment in Pakistan is Cataract and thankfully there are now ways to treat it; making patients see the colours of the rainbow for the first time.

 
Fatima Memorial Hospital arranged a Cataract camp through which 150 patients received the gift of sight. The hospital hopes to treat 150 patients bi-annually after achieving our initial target. Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give us sight to another 150 patients.

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

Aug 26, 2013

The Gift of Sight

Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful. - Helen Keller

 
The ability to see the sights and wonders of this world is a blessing for which we need to be thankful. 

One of the most common reasons for visual impairment in Pakistan is Cataract and today with the latest technology it can be easily treated bringing back the colours of life to a patient's live. 

Through these camps we hope to treat 150 patients bi-annually after achieving our initial target. Today we ask for your help to give us the chance to utilize our resource of personnel, equipment & the hospital to give us sight to another 150 patients.

Fatima Memorial Hospital feels honoured to be able to change the lives of so many and will like to continue doing so through your help.

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $30
  • $60
  • $120
  • $30
    each month
  • $60
    each month
  • $120
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Arif Kabani

Lahore, Punjab Pakistan

Where is this project located?