Hi, My name is Lyza and I am in Grade 11 at Vidyashilp Academy in Bangalore.
Let me tell you more about this campaign of mine. A few days ago, our school had a program where the team from Fueladream.com told us about a crowdfunding program which is going to help raise funds for elderly people who urgently need to undergo cataract surgeries. I was shocked to learn that there are 11mn people who are affected in India because of this.
Cataracts are an ailment wherein the lens of the eye becomes calcified, resulting in opacity of the lens which leads to blindness. This usually affects the elderly.
The sad part is that this is cureable through surgery which involves replacement of the lens, but many who are afflicted with caracts cannot afford the cost of treatment.
I cannot imagine what it is to go blind. The fact that a contribution of just Rs 1000 can make a difference to the life of someone & give them back their sight made me realize that I must do something to help. I was really surprised that it takes just INR 1000 to make a difference.
I strongly believe that we can help those who are needy and in the process, transform their lives. Please support my campaign and let us together bring light into the lives of these people. Keep funding this till the last date. While my goal is INR 20000, I would like to raise much more than that and help as many elderly people see again as possible.
INR 1000 is what you and I would spend if we went out during the weekend to watch a movie and have lunch. That same amount is all it takes to give sight to someone and change their life — and the lives of their families — for the better.