The Eyecare Santa

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The villagers in southern Odisha have an Eyecare Santa of their own one that has helped in providing the gift of sight to over 800 of his fellow villagers. This elderly gentleman, himself of small means, selflessly encouraged these people to go to our Arjun Waney Eye Centre in Berhampur and has often personally escorted them. He financed the transport for many. He even made sure they complied with all treatment including follow up visits. His motivation came from a positive outcome from his own cataract surgery provided at no cost to him. In addition, he declined to accept the gift of a pair of glasses, saying he preferred they be offered to someone needier. “He speaks Telugu and I speak Odiya. Despite our communication barrier, I have formed a very strong bond with him. He is an inspiration for all of us at LVPEI and has taught us the true meaning of selfless giving,” says Program Ramanandan Mishro LVPEI's Secondary Centre Administrator in Odisha.  Click here for video link

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