Patient Stories

Solomone’s story

Without his sight, Solomone couldn’t work as a fisherman to provide for his family.

Solomone is a devoted family man who works as a fisherman to provide food and shelter for his loved ones.

When cataracts took away his sight, everything changed, and he could no longer provide for his family.

Solomone lives in a remote area of the Pacific, in Tonga, where at the time, there were no eye doctors. Even if he could’ve afforded to see a doctor, no one was there to help him.

Thanks to your support, Solomone had the opportunity to see our Outreach team, and one of our eye doctors was able to restore his vision with a short surgery.

When the patches came off, Solomone could not contain his joy. This small miracle had given him back his livelihood and the chance to fulfil his dream of building a house for his family.

“I don’t have words to express how happy I am knowing that nobody needs to help me anymore. I have a new life and a vision for the future. Best wishes and love for all those people who support us.”

It’s thanks to your wonderful generosity that we were able to restore Solomone’s sight and return independence and joy to his life.

Please donate today and help set up eye care services across the Pacific and help more people like Solomone regain their sight.


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