I am honored to serve on the CBI board as I worked with Dr. Suresh Chandra and CBI in college and medical school to help establish the CBI Mysore Initiative. It is wonderful to be able to come full-circle and now help to develop the pediatric blindness prevention initiatives through CBI.
“It is my belief that technology, used correctly, makes us more human. CBI has been pushing the boundaries of fighting avoidable blindness through innovation and creativity around the world.
The need is enormous and CBI, although relatively small, has achieved much. Credit goes to the dedicated people that are involved starting at the top with Suresh Chandra.
A family member who becomes blind changes from being a contributor to a family burden, a husband cannot work in the fields, a mother cannot walk over rough terrain to take her goods to market, or collect water, and a child cannot attend school.
To know that for the price of a few days worth of Starbucks coffee that I can give someone their sight back, their life back, is incredible. Being part of this organization of dedicated, compassionate people is an honor.