Follow Desire's journey to sight live from West Africa

Posted on: Tuesday, 11th September, 2018
Desire real-time

After being significantly visually impaired since birth, Desire, a 28-year-old devoted father of four, who lives in rural Cameroon, West Africa, is about to undergo live cataract surgery, enabling him to see his family clearly for the first time.

Cataracts have left Desire almost completely blind – and it’s hard to build a secure future for your family if you can barely see. But in a few days, everything could change. 

CBM’s Rosi Jack, will be travelling to Cameroon in September to report live from his surgery through to recovery from a CBM supported hospital in Yaoundé, Cameroon’s capital city. Desire’s operation will take place on 19th September and will be shared live across Facebook and Instagram where you will witness his bandages being removed and share the moment he sees his children clearly for the first time.

Rosi said:

“Working in CBM’s Communications Team means I’m regularly involved in sharing the stories of people whose lives have been changed through sight-restoring cataract operations. But I’ve never had the chance to witness it for myself until now. It’s a huge privilege and a really exciting opportunity to show our supporters how their generosity is really making a difference. Without them, Desire would not be able to afford cataract surgery. But in just a few weeks, there’s every chance that he will see again for the first time in years – it’s completely amazing! I’m so grateful to Desire and his family for inviting us to be part of this momentous week – we’re praying that his surgery will be successful and that we can show people in the UK how their support can truly transform the lives of people who are needlessly blind.”

You can follow Desire’s sight-saving journey from the 11th September by following us on Facebook or Instagram or by signing up to receive live email updates.

Find out more about Desire’s story here.



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