Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India

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Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India
Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India
Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India
Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India
Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India
Give the Gift of Sight to the poor in India

Project Report | Jun 30, 2023
A Cause for Celebration! You!

By Donna Campbell | Executive Director

Chairman Emeritus Dr. Namperumalsamy with patient.
Chairman Emeritus Dr. Namperumalsamy with patient.

Dear Friend,

In April, I was finally able to visit our hospitals in India after a three-year absence! I travelled to five of our 14 hospitals, including our newest hospital in Tirupathi, one of India's most famous temple towns.  Most importantly, I had the privilege of spending time with people who have devoted their lives to eliminating needless blindness.

The highlight of my trip was a day with Dr. Usha Kim, founder of Aravind's Ring of Hope program and head of Orbit, Oculoplasty, Ocular Oncology & Ocular Prosthetics at Aravind Eye Hospital -- Madurai.  This amazing doctor created the Ring of Hope to provide treatment to patients with ocular cancer -- diagnostic scans, surgery, chemo, radiation, custom, prostheses and accommodation and travel to the patient and family -- completely free of cost.  

As you know from my earlier reports, most of our patients are babies and children under the age of five.  Without early diagnosis and intervention, they can lose their sight and their lives.  

In the past 12 months, Dr. Usha and her team have treated 53 new patients and provided 1,283 follow-up visits, plus testing for 81 patients and their relatives to determine if there is a genetic cause to their cancer.  But that's just part of the story. 

Every spring, Aravind hosts a “Survivors’ Day” to honor the courage of our young patients and their families. Some of these kids are now in college, even though they came to Aravind as toddlers. It is a joyous and emotional celebration, as you can imagine.  Without your help there would be a lot fewer attendees. You might not be there in person, but your presence is felt through your selfless generosity.  

From Dr. Usha: “Thanks to all the support you have given us. Because that support motivates us to move forward.”

In gratitude, Donna

“Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering.” The Dalai Lama

Former patient at Aravind's Survivor Day 2023
Former patient at Aravind's Survivor Day 2023
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Aravind Eye Foundation

Location: New York - USA
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Chitra Prasad
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$92,940 raised of $250,000 goal
 
1,306 donations
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