“It’s been a revelation!” Dr Phan Binh, one of the first eye surgeons to undergo training established by Fred Hollows in #Vietnam in 1992, says.

Dr Binh explains why the entire #eyehealth sector there is forever grateful to Fred: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday

Dr Binh on Fred's legacy in Vietnam

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Thanks for the #auspol mention and getting us in Hansard, Luke Gosling MP.

And good luck with the amazing #fundraising venture of a marathon across the North Pole, Tim and Ronan Buckley.

Get behind them at [ Mycause.com.au Link ]
Cam’s parents couldn’t afford an operation to remove her cataracts.

Thanks to people like you, she’s back in the classroom and eagerly learning after surgery.

Help other #children like Cam get an #education, at [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Fred began our work in #Vietnam 25 years ago. Since then, The Foundation has screened over 6.7 million people there for eye conditions, and it could only have happened with support from people like you.

We’re getting closer to realising Fred’s vision of ending avoidable blindness in Vietnam.

Help us get there. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Keep alive Fred’s vision of ending avoidable blindness in Vietnam

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This #HarmonyDay we want to celebrate the diversity of people who help keep Fred’s vision alive across the 25 countries where we work.

Together, we managed to get eye operations or treatments for around 900,000 people in those countries last year.

Help that work continue at [ Bit.ly Link ]
What motivates you to donate to #charity?

“We are donating… our capital and skills, training them to look after themselves,” Fred said in 1993 about his motivation.

Keep his vision of #effectivealtruism going with a donation at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy #InternationalDayOfHappiness!

It’s the perfect occasion to watch some of the moments of #joy people like you’ve helped create over the years.
A huge #thankyou and congratulations to everyone who's taken on #Sydney #coastrek today.

Some teams are already resting their feet, others still on their way in.

If you're not trekking, though, there's still time to support the trekkers and help reach the #SydneyCoastrek fundraising target at: sydney.coastrek.com.au, and thanks to everyone who has already done that.
It's #SydneyCoastrek day with thousands braving the conditions to tackle 30km or 60km treks all in the name of #fundraising and keeping Fred's vision alive.

Despite #Sydney's grey conditions, you can still see all the #colour of the day.

And, you can lend your support to a trekker at Sydney.coastrek.com.au
We’re following in Fred’s footsteps of working to #ClosetheGap in eye health.

Tracey (at left) knows all about it. She turned up at the Broome hall in the late 1970s but had no idea who the doctor who examined her eyes was and had no idea her family’s connection with him would last more than 40 years.

It all culminated in Tracey having her cataracts operated on, with support from the...
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We have some exiting news for anyone in #Sydney or visiting there in May or June.

To mark our 25th anniversary, we're helping bring the #GiftOfSight to Vivid Sydney 2017 in an interactive installation that shows the power of vision.

We’ll bring you updates in the coming weeks and you can get more information at [ Vividsydney.com Link ]

#VividSydney

The Gift of Sight

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“The individuals in these stories inspire me,” Gabi Hollows has said.

Dr Ciku from Kenya who continues to push for change and remains hopeful the gender disparity in eye health won’t exist one day.

Dr Ngoc from #Vietnam who works tirelessly every day to provide eye care to children and provide opportunity to children who would otherwise miss out.

And Veronica, a grandmother in #Burundi,...
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“I want to finish school and get a good job,” Collins (sitting, middle) said. “I must build a good house for my father.”

If you’ve followed our work for a while, you may remember Collins from Kenya from our appeal in June 2014.

Now he’s at school and despite starting from behind, is already in the middle of his class, academically speaking. These achievements weren’t possible while he lived...
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F is for Fred Hollows.

That’s according to Sydney-based #illustrator Beck Feiner who’s drawn up a cool A to Z of #Australia that includes Fred. She’s also going to make a donation from the sales of her Aussie Legends Alphabet poster to help keep Fred’s vision alive.

Here’s her F and you can see the rest of her work at [ Instagram.com Link ]
This is what 25 years of restoring #sight looks like in 40 seconds.

It's 25 years of #FredMoments.

You can help us keep these moments going for another 25 years at [ Bit.ly Link ]
In 1992, a young boy in #Vietnam named Giap was going blind until Fred identified his eye injury and had it operated on.

Giap is now a school teacher, has a family of his own, and recently visited Australia where he met up with Gabi again.

Help change more lives, at [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Where is the boy from #Vietnam who appears in our most iconic image alongside Fred?

SBS News spoke to him last week to find out.
25 years ago, Fred met a boy named Giap who might have gone blind.

Now watch the amazing moment Gabi Hollows meets Giap in #Vietnam decades later.

And you can help that legacy continue, at bit.ly/GabiAndGiap
25 years after meeting Fred, the boy from #Vietnam in our most iconic image visited Australia.

In case you missed it, here he is with Gabi Hollows talking about the impact of that moment, on The Morning Show with Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.

It’s the kind of change that support from people like you helps make happen - #thankyou.
“The individuals in these stories inspire me,” Gabi Hollows has said.

Dr Ciku from Kenya who continues to push for change and remains hopeful the gender disparity in eye health won’t exist one day.

Dr Ngoc from #Vietnam who works tirelessly every day to provide eye care to children and provide opportunity to children who would otherwise miss out.

And Veronica, a grandmother in #Burundi,...
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