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This never gets old. This was a patient during one of our surgical campaigns in Ethiopia. Leading her into and out of the operating room showed us that she had accepted her fate and came to terms with the fact that she might live out the rest of her days blind. Despite her saying "I'm fine", it was clear that she was not. But she is now, thanks to the amazing group of individuals at Quiha Hospital and the support of the Himalayan Cataract Project. Continuing down the line of patients, I could see her through the corner of my eye slowly continuing to bow and back forth as she whispered "five...I saw five fingers". The end of the video shows a fraction of our patients who had surgery and can finally see well again, ululating out of joy. The book, Second Suns, is written about the Himalayan Cataract Project and described the moment perfectly: "Her cry was contagious. As the doctors moved down the line, dozens of other women who'd regained their sight stood and added their voices to the trilling chorus. Sometime in my life I may hear a sound that expresses joy more purely. But I can't imagine when." There are millions of our fellow human beings like her out there waiting for their chance to see again. Read more about the Himalayan Cataract Project and the amazing work they have been doing to eradicate reversible blindness. @cureblindness
Shout out to America's own Peace Corps volunteer @rhianna_ericson showcasing her patient transport and translation skills. #ethiopia #cureblindness #cataractsurgery #willseye

Here is some Ey3Candy for you... Himalayan Cataract Project doing some fine work as always. Photo of Dr. Geoffrey Tabin's voodoo hands removing a cataract from a patient in Ethiopia.
Visit cureblindness.org ... $25 gives somebody their vision. It will have a DIRECT impact on those who need it. Seen it first hand.
#ey3candycreations #ey3candy #cureblindness

T-19 days! Thank you for your love and support thus far. Join us on our trek up #kilimanjaro! Link in bio. #kilitocureblindness #cureblindness @cureblindness

Already seems like a dream. Last week we restored sight to 1100 people. We are so lucky. #cureblindness

Last night on @60minutes, the #himalayancataractproject and co-founders Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and Dr. Sanduk Ruit were featured in a story chronicling their life-restoring work throughout the developing world. Marmot is proud to support Dr. Tabin and Dr. Ruit as the HCP continues to drive these incredible projects. See the 60 Minutes segment at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fighting-preventable-blindness-in-burma-and-beyond/

#cureblindness #60minutes #100andchange

Photo: Jordan Campbell

In case you missed it: our work in Myanmar was featured on CBS 's 60 Minutes. To watch the segment visit our website or CBS's. Photo: Eric Kerchner #cureblindness #100andChange

So proud of my son, working at Children's Hospital in retinal research. Great to see him in his workplace 😁 #lachildrenshospital #cureblindness #retinalresearch

#nielstietze, under an umbrella, walking towards Mt Kenya with @geoffreytabin after working with @cureblindness as an ophthalmic tech.
We passed through multiple environs on our way up to advanced base camp. Beginning in rain forest, then through vertical bogs and Dr Seuss horticulture, and finally to touch the broken bare rock of the 17,057 ft summit.
A mountain that I would like to visit and climb again - who's in?
#africavibrations #cureblindness @patagonia_climb @ospreypacks @clifbarcompany @petzl_official

This woman just got her sight back today. She and I had been talking right before this and she said she was so happy she couldn't keep from dancing. 😁💃🏿 #ethiopia #keelervacay #cureblindness #himalayancataractproject

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HCP has had two successful cataract outreaches in Ghana! With 37 at our Yegi and 232 at our Techiman outreach, a total of 269 sight restoring surgeries were performed! #cureblindness #100andchange #donate #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

Returning the gift of sight is nothing less than giving people back their lives. In the case of the cataract-blind, the life-changing surgery takes 10 minutes and costs $25. Follow the link in our bio and find out how to donate and help us #cureblindness! Photo: Keeler Photography #donate #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

Studies have shown a 400 percent return on every dollar invested in eliminating blindness. Restoring sight brings significant gains to the families, communities, and countries involved, click the link in our bio to learn more!
Photo: Keeler Photography
#cureblindness #100andchange #changetheworld #changemakers #impact #family

Did you know that with a one-time $25 donation you can restore someone's eyesight forever? Please consider donating by following the link in our bio and help us make an impact!
Photo: Keeler Photography #cureblindness #donate #changemakers #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

There are approximately 18 million needlessly blind people in the world. A ten minute surgery with a $25 materials cost is rapidly changing that. With over six hundred thousand surgeries done, the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) @cureblindness is on a mission to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the developing world. Since 2005, HCP has trained over 300 ophthalmic personnel from 19 countries. I talked with one of the founders, Dr. Geoff Tabin about HCP and the life changing work they are doing. 👉 click link in bio to listen 👂🎧❤️

We don't only send doctors where they are needed, we also train in-country ophthalmic staff by working closely with a variety of partner institutions and affiliated ophthalmologists in the USA, South Asia, Africa and Europe. Photo: @pilgrimdiaries #cureblindness #100andchange #changemakers #education #health #sustainable #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy

Started from the bottom now we're here. Urban training for Kilimanjaro. Don't forget to donate to Himalayan Cataract Project! #training #africa #kilitocureblindness #sf #hiking #twinpeaks #cureblindness #kilimanjaro #himalayancataractproject #breakinginboots #zamberlan #osprey @richard_the_parker @vip.in.tx

"Some books you want to write, others you have to write" David Oliver Relin. Donate $100 and get a of copy #secondsuns for free. Visit to our website and help us make an impact! #cureblindness #100andChange #restoreyesight #dogood #notforprofit #changemakers #health

​In Oct. '15, #teamseeposs made history as guides Charles Scott, Alison Qualter Berna and Brad Graff guided #DanBerlin the entire length of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 13 hrs.
​Starting at 4:30am, we were under tremendous time pressure as we needed to make it to the final checkpoint by 4pm or be forced to spend the night 3 miles from the end. We made the check point at 3:58pm, and were allowed to continue to Machu Picchu, where we arrived for sunset around 6pm. ​It was a very profound and spiritual experience as we had all of Machu Picchu to ourselves for about an hour (all tourists have to leave by 5:30pm). We had special permission from the Peruvian government to start early and finish late...made possible by our sponsor, @intrepidtravel. The trail run was 26 miles long, starting at 9,000', including 3 passes, the highest which was ~14,000'. Most significantly, the trail was extremely treacherous, and guiding Dan required the team to come up with new guiding techniques.

T-11 days. Training in spirit with my brothers @vip.in.tx, @arav75201 and @neeldshah. Using the @hypoxico system today. Help us reach our goal of $1 per foot climbed - Link in bio! #kilitocureblindness #19341 #uhurupeak #kilimanjaro #cureblindness #tanzania #africa @cureblindness #dallas #uptowndallas #highaltitudehappiness #uhuruorbust

T-12 days. Training with my brothers @vip.in.tx, @arav75201 and @neeldshah (in spirit). Help us reach our goal of $1 per foot climbed - Link in bio! #kilitocureblindness #19341 #uhurupeak #kilimanjaro #cureblindness #tanzania #africa @cureblindness #dallas #uptowndallas Cinematography by: @meghanamoya the one and only @spicemadam

In case you missed it: our work in Myanmar was featured on CBS 's 60 Minutes. To watch the segment visit our website or CBS's. Photo: Eric Kerchner #cureblindness #100andChange

T-13 days. Training with my brothers @vip.in.tx, @arav75201 and @neeldshah (in spirit). Help us reach our goal of $1 per foot climbed - Link in bio! #kilitocureblindness #19341 #uhurupeak #kilimanjaro #cureblindness #tanzania #africa @cureblindness

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Photo: Keeler Photography #cureblindness #100andchange #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #ourwork

Returning the gift of sight is nothing less than giving people back their lives. In the case of the cataract-blind, the life-changing surgery takes 10 minutes and costs $25. Follow the link in our bio and find out how to donate and help us #cureblindness! Photo: Keeler Photography #donate #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

In the world over 39 million people are blind, and 90% of them live in the developing world. Since 1994 HCP and its partners have provided over 600,000 surgeries in 17 countries. Photo: Keeler Photography #cureblindness #change #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #socialgood #philantropy #dogood

Studies have shown a 400 percent return on every dollar invested in eliminating blindness. Restoring sight brings significant gains to the families, communities, and countries involved, click the link in our bio to learn more! Photo: Keeler Photography
#cureblindness #100andchange #changetheworld #changemakers #impact #family

Joy after sight restoration is what makes us want to #cureblindness! Check out the link in our bio and see how far we’ve come. Photo credit: Keeler Photography #100andchange #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

Returning the gift of sight is nothing less than giving people back their lives. In the case of the cataract-blind, the life-changing surgery takes 10 minutes and costs $25. Follow the link in our bio and find out how to donate and help us #cureblindness! Photo: @pilgrimdiaries #donate #changemakers #charity #health #impact #NGO #notforprofit #socialgood #philanthropy #dogood

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