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Viewing the World with Blurry Vision

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Even with glasses, Shay-Lee has struggled with her eyesight all her life, because she was born with cornea problems.

Shay-Lee explained, “When I look at things, everything is blurry. It’s hard for me to read or concentrate properly at school.”

Shay-Lee’s mother is a widow, who spends a lot of her day taking care of her daughter.

Her mother, Mercy, said, “She is a gift to me. I am blessed to be her mother, but it’s a challenge, because of her special needs. She is on eye drops and gels, and has had many different treatments, but nothing has worked. We’ve tried everything.”  

Shay-Lee has been on a waiting list for a cornea transplant for five years, but donor corneas are scarce in South Africa.  

Dr. Nick said, “So, we came into contact with Operation Blessing, who very kindly agreed to import the corneas for us from the USA.”

Thanks to you, Shay-Lee got the surgery she needed. Now with glasses, she can see clearly for the first time in her life.

Mercy said, “Two weeks after the operation, she said, ‘Mommy, I have never seen so well before.’”

“I can now see everything close up and far away,” said Shay-Lee. “Thank you for everything you've done for me. I appreciate it so much.”

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Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.