Miracles Day Tag

Big dreams back for Sudip Returning to school after his second cataract surgery was a big milestone for Sudip. When he initially stopped going to school, the five-year old’s vision problems prevented him from being able to read the blackboard or learn with his classmates.Now, after successful cataract surgeries and with a new pair of prescribed...

Author: Jane Edge, CEO of CBM AustraliaPictured: Joanna with her mother Frenil at their shop.For 110 years around the world, and more than 40 years in Australia, CBM has provided impactful and sustainable support to people with disabilities living in the poorest countries.From here in Australia, this work transforms the lives of up to 10...

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...

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...

Many young children have big dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, like becoming a footballer, a firefighter or a doctor.For five-year old Sudip, who lives with his parents and four siblings in a remote village about 600km east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, his big dream was to be a police...

During Miracles Day the energy was abuzz at CBM HQ thanks to over 80 amazing volunteers. From 6am – 10pm they answered phones, kept everyone fed and processed thousands of donations. The CBM ‘fun pod’ was busy with giant Jenga, basketball and minigolf, staff were raising money to avoid getting their heads shaved and everyone was having a blast for...

You did it! Over 44,000 Miracles and still counting… children and adults will be receiving a life-changing Miracle of their sight restored.Reena nearly lost sight in her right eye. But wonderful support from people like you gave her the Miracle she needed. Reena’s cataract was successfully removed by paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Pawan and his team, and within 24 hours Reena...

This month is all about Miracles! Of giving a precious Miracle gift to restore sight for children and adults.Beautiful Nhung from Vietnam received that precious Miracle last year. Her cataract was removed and Nhung was fitted with the right prescription glasses so she could clearly see. Today, Nhung has an even greater gift – to dream of a bright...

I never realised how blind I was…Two years into hosting breakfast radio on 98five FM I was broadcasting from our studios in Como, Perth Western Australia, asking our family of listeners to support CBM by giving $33 towards a simple cataract operation.  It was 2013 and my first Miracles Day. I knew what cataracts were, as my grandmother had hers removed...

Author: Stuart Harris, General manager ACCTVStory-telling is an ancient practice. It’s how we transfer information to one another, and humans have told stories since time began.I recently had the opportunity to travel to the remote south-eastern corner of Nepal, far off the beaten Himalayan tourist track, to a small village where 11-year old Yangsang lives with his family.   I...

Even though this is my seventh Miracles Day, I never get tired of seeing people go from being blind to being able to see.  I’ve had the honour of witnessing cataract surgeries in Tanzania, Nepal, Vietnam (twice!) and The Philippines. I’ve met a father in Tanzania who couldn’t feed his family until he had surgery and his sight was...

At CBM, Inclusive Eye Health means ensuring eye health programmes are accessible and open to all members of the community, including people with disability and others who are marginalised and socially excluded. It also includes proactively ensuring that people with long term vision impairment access their right to wider opportunities to health, education and livelihoods...

Author: Mariska MeldrumI was born with a congenital cataract in my right eye. Since I was a baby, my vision was so bad that I couldn’t see my hand held five centimetres in front of my right eye. I saw the whole world through my left eye.Having a cataract affects your depth perception. The other...