Chihuahua Mexico Cataract Project 2013
Most of us can't imagine what it would be like living our lives blind. But that is the reality for millions of people. Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, accounting for nearly 22 million cases. And yet, here's the good news: it's completely treatable. We want to do our part.
This April 25-29th, Insight Humanitarian is teaming up with The Southwestern Health Foundation and local doctors to provide cataract surgery for hundreds of blind individuals living in the rural Sierra Madre Mountain villages of Chihuahua, Mexico. There's a huge need. We hope you'll join us.
Its easy to help out. Simply click the blue 'Donate' link and make a contribution. $5-10 from many hands will will go a long way. All of your donations go towards intraocular lenses, surgical equipment, supplies, bandages and everything else to make this complex undertaking a success. Thanks for your support, and thanks for taking action! Your gift will be a blessing in the lives of people in need.
About Southwestern Healthcare Foundation: Volunteer surgeons, nurses and healthcare workers of SHF have partnered with community healthcare organizations and on-site eye doctors in this region for several years. These missions have provided surgeries for thousands of people in great need, and have served as a vehicle for the education and equipping of surgeons in those areas whose access to equipment and training in modern techniques is limited.
About Insight Humanitarian: Founded in 2011 by Dr Bryan Monson, Insight Humanitarian provides a stable platform to engage ophthalmology surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and organizational volunteers with corporations and private philanthropy to provide free sight-restoring vision to the blind in developing nations. Insight Humanitarian works with proven established initiatives, on-site community-based health organizations and local physicians for long-term sustainability. email@example.com