Miracles Day is just around the corner on Thursday, 18 August – and this year 1WAY FM is challenging listeners to join us and give 333 Miracles of sight. Miracles that will provide sight-saving surgery to people going needlessly blind from cataracts in some of the poorest places on earth.
Now in its tenth year, Miracles Day has inspired Australians to give more than 300,000 Miracles of sight – changing lives forever.
Each $33 Miracle donated helps give someone the sight-saving surgery needed to remove their cataracts and restore their sight.
Cataracts are the leading cause of low vision or blindness in developing countries. Sadly, people living in poverty cannot afford the surgery needed to restore their sight.
For just $33, about the price of two movie tickets or a take-away dinner, you can help give someone cataract surgery – restoring their sight for life.
Most people who are visually impaired from untreated cataracts live in developing countries. They cannot afford surgery or are unable to access health care, meaning they are going needlessly blind.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on people with disabilities, including those with cataracts, making it even more challenging for them to access life-changing health care and the cataract surgeries that could save their vision.
That is why now, more than ever, your Miracle gift of $33 can have a profound impact and change someone’s life by restoring their hope and giving them a brighter life full of possibilities.
“Miracles Day gives people like us the opportunity to change someone’s life, for less than it would cost to go out to a movie or a meal with a friend,” says CBM Australia’s Miracles Day Campaign Manager, Mariska Meldrum.
“For many of us, it is a small sacrifice, but that one act has a huge impact – giving someone living in poverty in a country like Nepal or the Philippines the surgery they need to restore their sight. And it’s something that will change their life forever.”
Last year, despite the impact of Covid19, CBM provided eye screening, examination and treatment to 310,000 people.
Can you help us to change a life forever on Thursday 18 August?