Eye Surgery

 Some of the elderly with bandages after eye surgery, while others are still awaiting their turn.

Some of the elderly with bandages after eye surgery, while others are still awaiting their turn.

It was the three days of excitement for seven of our elderly who traveled to Rulenga for eye surgery at the hospital there. Accompanying them were two of our youth, Kisuka and Editha, who not only assisted with the logistics of getting the elderly to the hospital, but also provided much needed encouragement and companionship.

The day before the surgery, the elderly were talking about how they could no longer see much (or not at all). After the surgery, they were excited to see clearly for the first time in many years.

Nicodem, who was completely blind, was excited to be able to see his house, clothing, and everything. Aurelia, also completely blind, exclaimed on arriving home that she could now see the glass, the pig, and her grandson!

The elderly all very much appreciate the generous support that made this day possible.
Asante sana! (Thank You very much)

 Mother General of the FSSB visited the elderly in the hospital following their eye surgeries. The Franciscan Sisters of Saint Bernadette is Sr. Dativa’s religious order. It meant a lot to the elderly to have the Mother General visit them.

Mother General of the FSSB visited the elderly in the hospital following their eye surgeries. The Franciscan Sisters of Saint Bernadette is Sr. Dativa’s religious order. It meant a lot to the elderly to have the Mother General visit them.

 One of our youth, Kisuka, provides encouragement to the elderly as they await their turn for bandage removal.

One of our youth, Kisuka, provides encouragement to the elderly as they await their turn for bandage removal.

 The doctors are removing the bandages. The woman on the end is excited to find her eyesight restored when the bandage was removed.

The doctors are removing the bandages. The woman on the end is excited to find her eyesight restored when the bandage was removed.