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02/18/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
Happy Independence Day The Gambia.

In 1965 The Gambia gained independence from Britain and today (2/18) is their Independence Day. HelpMeSee has supported nearly 900 surgeries in this nation.

If you haven’t already, check out this story of Haddy Sohna, one of our first surgical partners in this country.

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HelpMeSee
02/15/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
Congratulations to Ava Liu, Leanne Szeto & Benny Li who participated in the Standard Chartered HK Marathon on Sunday to raise money for the HelpMeSee 助視會 (Hong Kong) office. We haven't received the results of the race yet, but you can still donate on their behalf. THANKS Ava, Leanne & Benny!

Run for Sight

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02/15/2017 at 02:07. Facebook
There are so many people to thank for the Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision benefit such as Glenn, Henry and Joshua from the Buffalo Philharmonic that we'll be at this for weeks! Don't worry we'll be at it for as long as it take!

Every day we all need to remember that there are people like this in the world and return the favor to those around us. Karma's a boomerang!
HelpMeSee
02/14/2017 at 22:33. Facebook
The rave reviews are coming in for the "amazing experience" of the Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision with "congratulations" to all of the "world-class musicians."

A very gracious thank you to the concert's sponsors - Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch-The Snyder Balducci Group and Moog with a very special thanks to Music for Life International for presenting the entire...
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02/14/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
For better, for worse - for richer, for poorer - in sickness and in health - until death do they part.

Cruz Eufemia Sanchez De Portocarrero, 86, and her husband, Julio Nicanor Portocarrero Rimachi, 90, from the Chachapoyas in Peru, underwent cataract surgery on the same day.

GO TO [ Helpmesee.org Link ] to make a donation to HelpMeSee in honor of the one you love and send them a free...
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Give the Gift of Sight

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02/13/2017 at 18:34. Facebook
The musicians are ready... the chorus is in tune... by this time tonight the Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision will be well underway.

You can still BUY YOUR TICKETS here: [ Helpmesee.org Link ]

All in all, this turned out to be an AMAZING orchestra - more than 200 musicians and singers - representing more than 70 orchestras, ensembles, and music academies.

They have...
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02/13/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
The musicians are ready... the chorale is in tune... by this time tonight the Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision will be well underway.

You can still BUY YOUR TICKETS here: [ Helpmesee.org Link ]

All in all in this turned out to be an AMAZING orchestra - more than 200 musicians and singers - representing more than 70 orchestras, ensembles, and music academies.

Some...
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02/11/2017. Facebook
Mutikin from Indonesia is 30 years old. He is young, physically strong and by most accounts healthy except that his vision has been impaired since he was 7.

Because of his visual impairment, Mutikin could not contribute to his family and work in the rice paddies like his 5 other siblings. His family knew there was a cure for Mutkin’s problem in the form of cataract surgery, but they were too...
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HelpMeSee
02/10/2017. Facebook
Many thanks to our friends from Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired for helping us spread the word about our Mahler for Vision concert to be held on February 13th in NYC.

Mahler for Vision: A Concert For The Restoration of Vision

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HelpMeSee
02/09/2017. Facebook
Patricia Bath was one of the first African Americans to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent. Do you know what she invented? ​

Source: Biography.com
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02/08/2017. Facebook
“The elimination of cataract blindness is fundamental to the successful eradication of global poverty and to achieve sustainable development for all by 2030. HelpMeSee called upon UN member governments and civil society partners to implement effective strategies for high quality and affordable cataract surgical services to benefit hundreds of millions suffering from blindness.”

In an address...
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Statement to United Nations at CSocD55 - HelpMeSee

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HelpMeSee
02/07/2017. Facebook
Nine year old Lenin Tumbay Garmarra is from the central Andean area of Peru. He is the third of four sons of Clelia Gamarra Ventura and Limber Tumabay Mori.

When Lenin was first learning to walk as a baby, his mother, Clelia, would see him bump into things and fall.

At first misdiagnosed, a local hospital told Lenin’s parents he would grow out of it. Finally he was diagnosed with...
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02/06/2017. Facebook
This bucket represents the catch and livelihood of a fisherman who was treated by our partner in The Gambia, Haddy Sohna. By removing his cataracts and restoring his sight, this fisherman could once again see and support his family.

To learn more about HelpMeSee and our approach to restoring the lives of those impacted by cataract blindness, please visit: [ Helpmesee.org Link ]
HelpMeSee
02/05/2017. Facebook
As the population ages more people will be developing cataracts and the visual impairment associated with them – While the Americas has the lowest numbers of cataract visual impairment, Southeast Asia will have the highest.
HelpMeSee
02/04/2017. Facebook
Are you eyes just dry…. or are they dry eyes. Research has found there are two types of dry eye: one caused by tear deficiency and another when the tears evaporate too quickly.
HelpMeSee
02/03/2017. Facebook
In a joint effort, scientists from the UK, Denmark and Sweden have developed a new way to diagnose cataracts with LED (light-emitting diode) technology. Learn more:

Scientists develop LED technique to help diagnose cataracts - BBC News

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02/02/2017. Facebook
We recently started performing surgeries in Indonesia.

One of our patients, Inti Haryani who is only 40 years old has been blind for the past 5 years. Because she is losing of her vision, Inti rarely left home – the few times she did, it was with a chaperone.

This year, with the support of HelpMeSee, Inti’s sight has been restored to almost perfect vision.
HelpMeSee
02/02/2017. Facebook
Talking to young children about issues like health isn’t easy. How can you get them to concentrate?

This origami blinking eye project can be used as way to introduce children to eye health, blindness, cataracts & the importance of protecting their sight.

[ Kidsactivitiesblog.com Link ]

Blinking Origami Eyeball

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HelpMeSee
01/31/2017. Facebook
The press release from Music for Life International regarding the Mahler for Vision concert on February 13th at Carnegie Hall to benefit HelpMeSee.
HelpMeSee
01/28/2017. Facebook
Happy New Year! This is the Chinese year of the Rooster beginning today and ending on February 15, 2018. Fire is the element for 2017 meaning Roosters born this year (and in 1957) are known to be trustworthy, with a strong sense of time and responsibility at work. Eat a dish consisting of fish for good luck for the year.