Do you remember our article about the young Syrian man who was in danger of going completely blind if he didn’t have the special lense he needed? ( https://asnteamuk.org/2017/06/10/sight-for-a-young-man/ ) Thanks to your support we were able to fund this.
Debbie the amazing volunteer who coordinated his support, wrote last week with an update on the young man.
“Around lunchtime myself and a lovely volunteer translator who lives in the squat I was at, left to go and meet the young Syrian man to head to the private eye hospital. Once we met him we traveled the long journey together to go to the hospital. When we arrived there was no waiting to be seen. The Dr spent a lot of time showing him how to fit the lense and how to care for it. As per the previous visits to the hospital the care was 5 star. As it can take a few days to get used to as it has been specially made, a guarantee is given that he can return to have it looked if he needs to and to see if it is fitted correctly etc. He was also seen by the Consultant who examined him and again confirmed that nothing can be done for his left eye sadly, so has no vision that can help him but with the specially made contact lense his right eye has improved by 20% making his vision 40% in his right eye. A report was given to him which will hopefully help with his case to move to Germany with his cousin who can help support him. 🙏. The eye solution and case to keep the lense in at night was purchased and the consultant advised that he must be seen again in one year for follow up care. If at this appointment his sight has deteriorated further then he will need surgery/transplant. Please pray for his sight to not get any worse 🙏
When I visited the men’s squat to update the men there on the young Syrian man, as they have helped him so much, they were pleased for him and promised they will continue to help him. When I left him he was so much happier than he has been and was very happy to receive the lense. He kissed my hand in a way which the men said they save only for their mother. Words failed me. I gave him a hug to show him that I cared and told him so many other people cared too. Thanks again to the Aegean Solidarity Network for paying for the lense to help give this young man some sight.”
Fundraising and Donating – Aegean Solidarity Network Team UK