These are the men, women and children whose lives have changed thanks to your generous donations.
Aung is Lin’s full time guardian. Sadly, his ailing eyesight was forcing him to stop work and Lin was having to care for him instead of going to school.
Seven-year old Cam lives with her mother Hoa and father Nhat in Vietnam. She’d been blind for four years with congenital cataract. A few years ago, Cam’s brother Quoc also had cataract, and the family spent all of their
Many blind children in Burundi never reach their 5th birthday. Luckily, Cesaria’s grandmother got her the medical attention she needed.
An untreated cataract in a child like Craig means they can be blind for life. Sadly, for many Indigenous communities, access to quality eye care is still a challenge.
Hope finds a way
Giap is the little boy you see in The Foundation’s most iconic photo. Now grown up, Giap became the first in his family to attend university and is now a teacher.
Hao went blind at just five. Once a cheeky kid, he became withdrawn and couldn’t go to school. His father feared Hao would die.
Hao and his father travelled to visit the only ophthalmologist in their province who worked in a clinic built by The Fred Hollows Foundation. It was their last hope.
This man has been through more than any of us can ever imagine – Cambodia’s tragic past, a landmine explosion and after all of that, cataract blindness
H’Nhi’s mum wanted a better life for her only girl. So to get H'Nhi treatment for her cataract, her family had to borrow money just to get to the eye clinic.