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By the time Theo could crawl, cataracts had started stealing his sight.
Cataracts can be removed by a straightforward operation, but for many children, like Theo living in poverty, the cost of this life changing treatment is out of reach.
Help children like Theo today, and every £1 you give will be DOUBLED.

Theo’s mother, Triphine, has to guide him around their small hut in Rwanda because he cannot see clearly and often collides with the walls. She fears not only for her son’s safety, but also for his future.

“If Theo is blind, he will always need help. What should become of him?”

Theo’s family are smallholders, living off a tiny plot of land where they grow beans and corn; just enough to feed themselves.

Triphine and her husband know that it would take them years to borrow or save enough money for the operation needed to remove the cataracts – by which time, it will be too late to save their son’s sight.

P 3583 (former 1703), Hôpital de Kabgayi / Service d'Ophtalmologie de Kabgayi, Kabgayi, Rwanda, Africa 
Partner: Diocese of Kabgayi
HIS Theophile Uwurukunolo (2), male, congenital bilateral cataract. Story is about the cataract surgeries of both eyes (1. right, 2. left) at the hospital of Kabgayi, 2017.
Further information + consent check other patients pictured see: RWA-17-1200.pdf
Picture: Theophile and his mother at the hospital, waiting for second surgery. The boy is looking around curiously.

By sending a gift today, you could help twice the number of children See the Way to a brighter future. 

Cataract surgery transforms people’s lives, and the lives of their families.

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Your gift today will help people with sight problems See the Way to a brighter future. Until 14th May 2019, the UK government will double all public donations to our See the Way appeal up to £2 million.
Public donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest. Match funding from the UK government will improve access to sight-saving eye-health services in Rwanda.

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