Proudly Supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation aims to create a world where no one is needlessly blind.
An eye doctor, skilled surgeon of international renown and social justice activist, Fred Hollows (1929–1993) was committed to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and reducing the cost of eye health care and treatment in developing countries.
In 2013 The Fred Hollows Foundation conducted or supported 27 programs internationally in collaboration with their partners. And this number will rise to 28 by the end of 2014.
Through pioneering advances in cataract surgery and reducing the cost of operations to as little as $25 in some countries, The Fred Hollows Foundation have helped restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide.
On a world scale, 285 million people are visually impaired. 90% of these people live in developing countries and 80% are living with preventable visual impairment.
For a few thousand dollars, my condition is curable with laser eye surgery. At this time in my life, I would rather put my efforts into helping people living in worse off situations, where aid is out of reach or too expensive.
Please support my journey and consider making a donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation, helping to end avoidable blindness. Photo credit: Robert Pearce.
To learn more about The Fred Hollows Foundation, please check out their website.