We rarely have the availability, the time and the possibility to think and do something for others. We are currently facing difficult times, even more evident in countries like Mexico, that is why we want to thank you for your donation and for trusting in our institution, together, we have the possibility to help visually impaired seniors, to have access to ophthalmologic health services that allow them, through surgery, the opportunity to improve their visual quality and thus face the last years of their lives with dignity.
We would like to thank our recurring donors and to all those who every day add to the cause with their valuable contribution.
We are proud to say that in this quarter we have supported 35 elderly people to undergo surgery. It is for this reason that, with your support, we will continue our work for the benefit of those who need it most.
We express our deep gratitude for your unconditional support in these first months of the year 2021; thanks to your donation we have been able to care for 30 elderly people (12 women and 8 men) who needed surgery. We are especially grateful for the trust you have placed in our institution; you are a pillar on which we stand to care for more and more grandparents. We invite you to continue donating, so that together we can offer you the possibility of having a dignified life in the last stage of life. In this year that has begun, we hope that we all enjoy better opportunities and above all we wish our donors that the Almighty may give them health and continue to keep goodness in their hearts.
In the fourth Quarter of 2020, despite the conditions produced by the global pandemic, our institution continued its work. With donations received via the GlobalGiving platform and other alliances, it was possible to benefit 24 patients of the ophthalmologic clinic ACREC who had received diagnosis of cataract in one or both eyes. A socioeconomic study was made with each of the 24 beneficiaries to determine the level of economic support that could be offered to permit the surgery.
Among the 24 elderly persons receiving help with their surgery, 100% reported income less than double the minimum per capita salary. Of the total number of beneficiaries 46% were female and 54% male and the average age was 72 years.
On behalf of all these older persons who benefited, we give thanks for the recurrent and unique donations through which the miracle of returned sight has come to them.
Third report for the year 2020, in these difficult economic times worldwide we would like to thank our donors in a very special way. With their donation, 24 older adults had access to their surgery, and now, they enjoy a better quality of life in relation to visual functioning. Thanks to their generosity, they make it possible for older people who need surgery and do not have economic resources to access quality ophthalmic services.
Thanks to GlobalGiving's fundraising and the efforts of ACREC's operational and medical team, 17 women and 7 men had access to ophthalmic services during the last three months, providing more than 90 ophthalmic consultations, diagnostic studies and preoperative protocol. To date we can report the success of the surgical treatments and in the long term we can report the positive impact on these patients by changing their lives.
Below are photos of some patients who have benefited from your donation.
The situation in the world due to the pandemic has had a negative impact on almost all areas, which is why, despite the situation, we would like to thank you for your enormous effort to continue supporting those who need it most. In this second report for 2020, on behalf of the institution and the beneficiaries, we would like to thank in a very special way all the donors who have continued to support and who, thanks to their generosity, make it possible for elderly people who need surgery and who do not have economic resources to have access to quality ophthalmological services. It has been a hard work together with the doctors, the surgical team, the administrative staff and the beneficiaries who have given everything to succeed in the interventions. After their discharge we are sure that, thanks to their support and joint work, we have changed the lives of the visually impaired. They now enjoy a better quality of life in relation to visual functioning. On behalf of the Institution and the beneficiaries, we thank all the donors who have made it possible for elderly people who need surgery and do not have economic resources to have access to quality ophthalmological services.
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