Dear Sights on Health family & friends,

Happy Holidays! 2022 has been a busy year for Sights on Health as we celebrated our TENTH ANNIVERSARY. Below are the year’s highlights…

  • SOH provided three months of medical supplies to more than 40,000 Ukrainians
  • Our team bicycled 42 miles through the five boroughs of NYC raising $37,068.83 to purchase Interagency Emergency Health Kits through Project Hope.
  •  Our thoughts go out to the Ukrainians as they face this winter still at war, with limited access to the basic necessities such as heat and electricity.
  • SoH provided 1,000 pairs of sunglasses
  • 1,000 pairs of sunglasses were donated to the residents of Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota through AFWP NATIVE EYES Clinic
  • SoH Cataract Surgical Mission to Calca, Peru – 1st mission since the pandemic!

Sights on Health celebrated its 10th Anniversary by returning to the Sacred Valley, Peru where we held our first surgical mission in 2012. Over 90 patients were screened & 50 patients were brought to the operating room to give them back one of the 5 senses we take for granted every morning when we open our eyes… sight. The patient screening, post operative care & in country support could not have been done without the assistance of our longtime colleagues from FNE International, Asociacion Winaypaq & CEPRECE Eye Clinic. This surgical mission could not have been done without our very gracious supporters and volunteers who made this mission possible! For a complete list of donors click here.  The mission was a costly endeavor; close to $70,000 of cataract surgical supplies were donated & $24,000 was spent by SoH to purchase the remaining supplies & provide the logistical support necessary to make this a success.

It is difficult to describe the sense of satisfaction felt by our mission participants; to be able to return to providing eye surgery to those unable to have access to cataract surgery, is truly heartwarming. Please consider making an end of the year donation. Mission planning will start in early 2023 and your financial support is critical to our efforts.

May your holidays be joyous, and may the New Year be healthy and happy year for all. 

With deep gratitude,
The Sights on Health team