Irené aged 1 is held up by his mum Clarrise in the eye ward at Kabgayi Hospital in Kabgayi, Rwanda.

Make someone's morning amazing

Please help children like Irené wake up to restored sight

Irené aged 1 is held up by his mum Clarrise in the eye ward at Kabgayi Hospital in Kabgayi, Rwanda.

Make someone's morning amazing

Please help children like Irené wake up to restored sight

Make someone's morning amazing

Please help children like Irené wake up to restored sight

What's 7.30am like for you?

Are you enjoying a cup of tea before the day begins? Going out to work, or walking the dog?

For our partner hospitals like Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda, East Africa, 7.30am is when the life-changing work begins.

Patients are arriving, and surgery preparations to restore sight are underway. For one year old Irené, 7.30 is when he will have his bandages removed and be able to see clearly for the first time in his life.

Waking up to a day of hope.

There are many girls and boys like Irené living in the world's poorest places with avoidable blindness. Nobody should go blind just because they cannot afford treatment.

Donate today and help make someone’s morning amazing.

What's 7.30am like for you?

Are you enjoying a cup of tea before the day begins? Going out to work, or walking the dog?

For our partner hospitals like Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda, East Africa, 7.30am is when the life-changing work begins.

Surgeries to restore sight are underway, new patients are arriving in hopes of help, and little Irené is having his bandages removed to see for the first time in his life.

Waking up to a day of hope.

There are many little girls and boys like Irené who wake up in darkness every day - even though their conditions are treatable. Nobody should go blind just because they cannot afford treatment.

Can you donate today and help make someone’s morning amazing?

See our morning moments

Listen to our team reflect on their 7.30 am morning moments. What is yours?

Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you.Psalm 143:8
One-year-old Irené leans into the camera, showing the grey-white cataracts covering both his eyes, wearing a pink and white cardigan.

A morning of hope

When he was only a few months old, Irené’s mother, Clarisse, noticed white, milky spots clouding her son’s eyes. She realised he wasn’t able to see. As he learned to walk, he collided with furniture and walls.

Clarisse felt devastated as she worried her son would be blind for the rest of his life.

So when she heard the news that, thanks to the generosity of CBM supporters, Irené was able to receive cataract surgery, her heart leapt with hope.

7.30am is the moment when Irené sees for the first time.

The team in Kabgayi Eye Unit are already hard at work by 7.30am. The day after Irené has his operation, Nurse Violette slowly and carefully removes the protective bandages covering Irené’s eyes while his mother watches, feeling excited and happy. 

The team’s Ophthalmic Clinical Officer, Jado, checks Irené’s vision. He waves and holds up fingers, which Irené reaches out to grab. It is a beautiful moment in the day.

Will you make someone’s morning amazing?

Worldwide, a shocking 3 out of 4 people who are blind don’t need to be. Irené is just one of them. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and there are many, many more people who need help today.

Cataracts on a child can be treated with an operation that costs just £95 and takes as little as 45 minutes. Will you help more people wake up to a morning of restored sight?

 

Please donate today.

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Christian Blind Mission UK is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales as charity number 1058162, and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as charity number SC041101.

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