“I hope she will never go blind like me...”

Therese is a loving grandmother. She explains how her sight was lost, “I remember my skin started to itch so very much. It was awful.”

Therese knew immediately from others in her village that she’d been infected by a black fly at the riverside. The parasites bred inside her, spawning worms, which wriggled under her skin…

She continues, “My vision got poorer and poorer. It was aching and watering. I went to the local doctor, and he said ‘You’ve got many parasites in your eye’.”

What terrifying words. And worse, the parasites have caused River Blindness, sending Therese irreversibly blind.

Her only hope now is for her beloved granddaughter, Davina to be protected from the same parasite that stole her sight.

Will you help protect Davina and other children from the nightmare of River Blindness?

If you can donate today, the medicine will reach SEVEN TIMES as many children.

Therese’s faith gives her the strength to go on. “In the beginning I was so upset, I thought of killing myself... But I prayed to God. I trusted Him. God guides me.”

Therese has good reason to persevere, “I am so grateful for my grandchild Davina. I wish and hope she will never turn blind like me.”

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If we can run the mass distribution of the medicine, we believe we can stop the cycle of infection, and stamp out the disease.
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