Thankfully, Iredy heard on the radio about a Sightsavers eye screening camp. After meeting ophthalmic nurse, Postan Phiri, it was arranged for Lovemore to have cataract surgery at Lusaka Eye Hospital – a whole day’s drive away.
At the hospital Iredy sat and watched over Lovemore until it was time for his operation. When the operating theatre was ready, Lovemore silently and bravely walked in and lay down on the table.
In just 45 minutes, Dr Habiyakare restored the sight in both of Lovemore’s eyes. After surgery his transformation was truly remarkable – from a shy little boy, hiding away from the world, to a boisterous ball of energy, fully embracing his newfound freedom!
Please help us to help other children like Lovemore. In countries across Africa, 82,000 children are still living with cataracts. Your gift will help to save sight and change lives.