Mahler for Vision will take place on February 13th in New York's acclaimed Carnegie Hall, featuring a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection", which draws of themes of rebirth and reawakening which resonate with the experience of restored vision. This concert is presented by Music for Life International to benefit HelpMeSee.
Mahler for Vision will bring together musicians from the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Buffalo Philharmonic, and many others. For a full list of performers, please click here.
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Honorary Advisory Board
HelpMeSee would like to thank and recognize the following members of Mahler For Vision's board:
Charles P. Balducci
Alexander BernsteinCatherine CahillElmira DarvarovaBeau DelafieldDr. Jack DodickAaron DworkinJan EgelandJoAnn FallettaKenneth GazzolaKarel van GelderAmjad Ali KhanRobert MilesJohn Jeffery MullenAmbassador Vijay NambiarSir Roger NorringtonJack SimJacob Mohan ThazhathuArchibishop Desmond TutuAnne Lee UeltschiJames Tyler UeltschiRobert W. van Zwieten
Visionary For Vision
HelpMeSee was co-founded in 2010 by the late Albert Lee Ueltschi (1917-2012) with his son James Tyler Ueltschi. Al was a visionary leader in aviation safety and a successful entrepreneur who founded Flight Safety International. Al recognized that the key barrier to widespread treatment of cataract blindness in poor countries was not lack of technology but a problem of capacity. Al's vision for HelpMeSee was to restore sight to individuals who are needlessly blind through simulation-based training of thousands of cataract specialists to proficiency."Vision is so fundamental to much of my life's work...If we are to be successful, as I expect we will be, for the first time, million of the poor cataract blind and visually impaired will have real hope of sight restoration." - Albert Lee Ueltschi
More than 20 million people around the world are needlessly blind due to untreated cataract. Cataract blindness can be treated with a safe, effective, sight-restoring surgery. Ninety percent of those suffering from cataract blindness live in developing countries, some of which have less than one ophthalmologist per million people. There simply aren't enough trained professionals to provide sight-restoring surgeries to those who need it.
HelpMeSee will use simulation-based training to address the critical shortage of cataract specialists, while building local capacity and bringing affordable and high-quality eye care to underserved markets. HelpMeSee's comprehensive solution includes surgical training , patient outreach, and delivery of sight-restoring procedures standardizing the quality of care, medical supply chain, and evaluation practices to ensure safe surgeries.
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