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Stories Of Hope

Posted on June 24, 2020

We must give all our money to the blind!

“Grandpa, we’ve got to give all of our money to help the blind.”

A grandfather and HelpMeSee donor, Joe G., shared a story with us when he decided to teach his 8-year-old granddaughter the family values of assisting the less fortunate and helping her to understand philanthropy as a life lesson.

This grandfather took six brochures from popular global charities and spread them out on the dining room table. He then gave his granddaughter three separate, $5-dollar bills. The grandfather asked his granddaughter to go through each brochure and pick the three charities that should receive the $5 gifts.

When the granddaughter got to the HelpMeSee brochure, she asked, “Grandpa, what is it like to be blind?”

The grandfather thought the best way to explain blindness to his grandaughter was to blindfold her eyes and let her try to walk through the house.

The grandfather walked beside his granddaughter ensuring that she  would not stumble or bump her head.

When they got back to the dining room table, the granddaughter removed her blindfold and exclaimed, “Grandpa, we have got to give all of our money to help the blind!” declaring that all three of her $5 bills must go to HelpMeSee.

To this day, each year, Joe G., his granddaughter, and their family support HelpMeSee in its mission to cure cataract blindness by training cataract specialists to serve the poor of the developing world.

What a great story about teaching younger generations what it’s like to be blind, along with the importance of philanthropic giving.

Even in these trying times, we hope you too, will choose HelpMeSee as your family’s charitable organization to help restore sight to the less fortunate around the world who suffer from cataract blindness.

Donate to HelpMeSee, just like Joseph’s granddaughter, so we can restore vision through cataract surgery training to help the blind.

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HelpMeSee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States.

The HelpMeSee mission is to eradicate preventable cataract blindness globally. We achieve this through an innovative, scalable simulation-based cataract surgical training program. Our program covers Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), Phacoemulsification Simulation-based Training Course (PSTC), Suturing Simulation-based Training Course (SSTC), Complications Management Course (CMC), Phacoemulsification to MSICS Differences Course (PMDC), and MSICS to Phacoemulsification Differences Course (MPDC). These offerings empower eye care professionals to refine their skills, master vital procedures, and excel in ophthalmology. We are dedicated to restoring vision for those with severe visual impairment and cataract-induced blindness worldwide.

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