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On May 12th, the team at Fred Hollows will be celebrating mothers across the Pacific and especially our doctors and nurses who sacrifice so much to restore sight - Dr Carole Poloso is one of those mothers.

By Madeleine Smith

Meet Dr Carole.

Originally from the Solomon Islands, Dr Carole has been training to become an eye doctor at the Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, Fiji.

She has three daughters, but due to Dr Carole’s studies, two of her girls are with her in Fiji and one is back home with her husband.

In order for Dr Carole to bring more sustainable eye care back to the Solomon Islands, she has had to make huge sacrifices, stretching her family across the Pacific Ocean.

Following in Dr Carole's footsteps

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Dr Carole's family.

One of her daughters wrote in her school notebook that she would like to become an eye doctor one day, just like her mum.

"I want to go to different countries... I want to be an eye doctor like my mum."

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