‘I can see!’
An outpouring of generosity in response to last summer’s South Sudan appeal enabled MAI, in partnership with our friends at Brickworks, to fund a life-changing cataract surgery camp.
Your gifts enabled the country’s only ophthalmologist to perform 130 operations and to assess a further 500 people at Martha Clinic, Yei.
One lady, Teresa, told the healthcare team, ‘In the past, I could not even see the soil and moving objects like people and animals. Today, I am very happy to say I can now see everything. I spent many years without seeing and thank the eye doctors for operating on my eyes.‘
Totally blind for many years, Joyce depended on a teenage relative’s help for many of her everyday needs. But since the operation she can now see clearly.
‘My heart is full of joy,’ she told us, ‘I can see my family members and even the girl who used to help me around. I thank God for the people who made it possible for the cataract camp to come to Yei.’