Last year when we met with Nikodem Lucian, a little boy accompanied him because he was unable to see. A soft-spoken man with a gentle smile, Nikodem suffers in silence from his handicap. Thanks to a grant from the Endowment Fund for the Poor of Assumption Church in Morristown, New Jersey, The Village Angels of Tanzania provided eyecare visits with an ophthalmologist to all the elders and youth in the program last April. It was then that Nikodem learned that he does indeed have eyesight capacity. Extremely advanced cataracts have been clouding his vision. When we visited him on Tuesday, Nikodem asked “how many more days must I wait before I can see again?” Cataract surgery for him is scheduled for July or August.
After this operation, he will finally be able to see the smart jacket that we donated to him.