Stories

COVID-19 is having devastating impact on lives around the world. Those living in poverty with a disability are even more impacted. You can help.In many ways our current experience of living with the COVD-19 pandemic is normal life for the vast majority of the world’s people. In the places where CBM Australia works, fears we...

On Miracles Day last year, Lucy travelled to a remote village in Nepal to meet patients at Nepal’s largest eye hospital where sight-saving surgery takes place multiple times each day. During her trip she and co-host Kel broadcast their Brekky Show live from Nepal and encouraged listeners to donate to Miracles Day.As part of her...

The sight of the CBM partner Eye Hospital, based in a remote region of Nepal, inspired hope and optimism in five-year old Sudip and his father Sher Bahadur.Sudip’s eyesight had deteriorated to the point he could no longer attend school, socialise with his friends or play with his siblings. The little boy and his parents...

Author: Mariska MeldrumNever in my wildest imagination, would I have pictured myself standing in a small shack on a remote island in the Philippines, watching someone have eye surgery.But there I was, a mum of three small kids - known for running out of the room during operating scenes on TV - watching in awe...

Author: Frenil, Joanna's Mother.Our lives changed when Joanna woke up one day without sight. It felt as though our family fell down really hard. But as a mother, I had to be strong for my family…for my daughter. I walked her to school every day. I copied notes for her. I helped her eat, get...

Author: Lyn WakeTravelling to Nepal in 2019, as an ambassador for CBM, was a heartfelt mission taken on behalf of our late daughter, Bethany. Generous and compassionate, Bethany dreamed of becoming a nurse and journeying to remote places to help the most marginalised and the ‘poorest of the poor’.However, Bethany did not get to fulfil...

On Miracles Day, Australians are asked to donate $33 to give someone the Miracle gift of sight-saving surgery. CBM Australia uses this money to fund eye-health projects in countries like the Philippines. Dr. Reden Rabino is a celebrated ophthalmologist at Eye Hear Foundation, a CBM partner in the Philippines. Michi from the CBM Country Office...

Scott Curtis, 107.9 Life FM's Content Director, shares his Miracle Memory from his 2017 trip to the Philippines for Miracles Day.  I stood in awe, microphone in one hand and phone in the other trying to best capture this miracle that was unfolding before me. Alfredo had been experiencing a deterioration in his sight for the past...