Laura Lee is The Fred Hollows Foundation Chief Representative Hong Kong and ASEAN. Laura explains how she is inspired by Professor Fred Hollows’ belief that saving sight is “good honest work”. 

What is so significant about 2020?

Everyone will remember 2020 because it changed every aspect of our lives. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected, especially our eye patients. The Fred Hollows Foundation is a remarkably resilient organisation. Thanks to your support I’m confident we will be able to navigate through this challenging period.

If the Founder of The Fred Hollows Foundation Prof. Fred Hollows was still alive, what would he do?

Fred was a humanitarian and he once said “The basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other”. I am sure he would be speaking out loud with this message. Whilst there are things we cannot control, we can control how we treat and help each other,
especially the most vulnerable among us – locally, and around the world, in big and small ways.

What is the most important thing we should do now?

Remember that there is good in the world and share this good news! We have achieved amazing results in helping people to restore sight last year. We screened 4.2 million people, trained 68,293 people and more than 2.3 million school children and community members received eye health education. It’s all because of you, our supporters. Thank you!

See how you can make a difference together with Laura here.

More information:
Laura's view on gender and eye health