We’ve touched many lives through the work we do at Combat Blindness International. We chose to tell the story of Sabino, a boy from Paraguay, in pictures.
Sabino had been blind since birth, due to congenital cataracts. He and his brother live in extreme poverty in Asunción, Paraguay.
In 2013, they became orphans. A heart attack claimed their father, and, just 8 months later, their mother fell victim to breast cancer.
Luckily, their neighborhood was there to help them. Their neighbors and family friends reached out to Combat Blindness International’s partners at Fundación Visión about Sabino’s situation.
Fundación Visión was able to provide Sabino with the simple cataract surgery needed to restore his sight, free of charge.
Sabino and his brother now have newfound light in their lives. Sabino can see just like any other boy his age, just like his brother.
Having always dreamt of attending school with the other children in his neighborhood, Sabino now has that chance… He enrolled in school in February of 2014.