A while back, a blogging friend in MA volunteered in El Salvadore and made many young friends. One is in need right now of some medical assistance. If you are feeling like you’d like to help someone this weekend instead of just buying more candy, here is an opportunity for you. Even the price of a bag or two of candy could help this young lady see into a bright future. ❤️
I’d like to introduce you to Rosita. She was one of the students that I taught in El Salvador this summer. Rosita is a quiet girl, a little shy; one of the 9th grade girls.
Rosita suffers from a severe form of myopia called “degenerative myopia”. Basically, her eyeballs are rapidly growing longer. It’s a rare condition that can happen to teens and young adults like Rosita. Typically, people with degenerative myopia go blind.
Rosita’s condition can be treated. In El Salvador, they treat this with a multistep process. First, she has to wear these special eyeglasses for ten months. The photo above is her with her ophthalmologist working on getting new glasses. Afterwards, she will wear contact lenses and then later have an operation. With help from Teaching You (the group with whom I volunteered), Rosita has taken the first step and…
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