75 year old Shamsuddin of Nandail, Bangladesh could not see anything for last seven years. He was diagnosed with cataract about a decade ago. He needed a cataract removal surgery very badly. For his day to day life he had to depend on others. The poor old man hardly could afford his living. For many years he had a strong desire to see the earth clearly again. But where he would get the money for his surgery?
Finally Shamsuddin’s dream came true. On December 5th, 2010, Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization had their eye camp in Banail, Kishoregonj, Mymensingh. More than 1,300 individuals in Bangladesh received eye screening and treatment during Touching Souls International’s three-day eye camp. Free cataract surgery with lens implant was provided to selected 195 economically disadvantaged patients and Shamsuddin was one of those lucky patients to get the cataract surgery. After his surgery he can see clearly again. Patients were selected from six Thanas, Madan, Tarail, Itna, Karimgonj, Kendua and Nandail. The eye camp is just one of several projects Touching Souls International is providing as philanthropy to the disadvantaged people of Bangladesh.
Touching Souls International, a nonprofit organization dedicated in providing the support, services, and assistance in health, education and safe environment needed by the economically disadvantaged people of Bangladesh. The eye camp, part of the organization’s Sight Restoration and Blindness Prevention Project. A large number of individuals in Bangladesh are cataract blind, a condition that is curable in most cases. However, for many Bangladeshis, cataract surgery is very expensive. As a result, many who are cataract blind may remain blind throughout their lives. Many lucky individuals like Shamsuddin are getting their eyesight back for the philanthropic work of Touching Souls International.