For more information:
Phone: (800) 301-2020 ext. 105
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See Now is a new global initiative created by The Fred Hollows Foundation, aimed at increasing awareness of eye health and mobilizing the public to end avoidable sight loss.
Unfortunately, many adults and children do not have access to eye care. Seven years ago, Prevent Blindness stepped in and provided 13-year-old Bradly with an eye exam and a new pair of glasses when his family could not meet the costs.
“Since receiving glasses I’ve had a completely different experience in life. I’ve been chosen for a youth scholarship award, been invited to the Nobel week in Stockholm, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Prevent Blindness, graduated college and started my first job,” said D’Souza. “The new glasses from Prevent Blindness came at a time in my young life when my family had nothing, and those glasses made all the difference to make me feel part of my community, take part in school and be with my friends.”
As part of the See Now campaign, Bradly’s story is featured in video testimony, along with other patient ambassadors from Pennsylvania and Texas, sharing their stories of how access to eye care has changed their lives. Additionally, Prevent Blindness is urging the public to join the See Now campaign and commit to calling on Congress to increase funding. The petition can be found at www.seenow.org.
“Fortunately, we were able to help provide Bradly with the help he needed to access quality eye care and put him on the path to a lifetime of success,” said Sherry Williams, President & CEO of the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness. In fact, Bradly was so grateful for the positive impact that healthy vision had upon his educational success, he donated his first job paycheck to Prevent Blindness while still in high school. “Sadly, there are thousands more that still need our help. We ask the public to get involved by signing the See Now petition, and ask our nation’s leaders to provide the resources we need to save sight.”
For more information on Bradly’s story, or the Prevent Blindness/See Now initiative, please visit www.preventblindness.org or www.SeeNow.org, or call Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate at (801) 301-2020.
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