Hello!† My name is Katherine Hill and I am a 21 year-old
undergraduate student at the
I am looking for any contributions to help support me in
Any donations would be greatly appreciated, because anything helps!
The estimated cost for travel and lodging is $2,700.
You can help! Just click the image below.
Each five dollars you donate will give you
one chance to win a
handmade quilt by Nancy Hill
worth over $500!
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Questions? Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unite for Sight is a wonderful organization that was started
Unite for Sight has sponsored 9,716 sight-restoring cataract surgeries to date and anticipates to reach over 12,000 by the end of 2007.† The organization works with partner ophthalmologists to provide thousands of people with treatment for infections, glaucoma, pterygium, amblyopia, and refractive error.
I am from
As I said, I have worn glasses for the past 12 years.† I have always been fortunate enough to be provided with corrective lenses, and I could not imagine not having them Ė my vision is terrible!† Sadly, this is not the case for a lot of people, both in our country and around the world.† Too many people cannot afford eye care, and many more donít even have access to eye care.† This thought scares me and saddens me.† I believe everyone has the right to health care.
As I was being made aware of all the people who canít afford
eye care, I started doing research about programs.† I found out about Unite for Sight and was
impressed and inspired to learn that a sophomore at Yale started the program only
seven years ago.† It has grown so rapidly
and already done so much for improving global health, I had to get
involved.† I started collecting eye
glasses the next day (one of the many requirements to volunteer) and decided I
was going to do a trip the next summer.
I have also started looking into starting a
I have high hopes for this trip and am thrilled to be a part of something so fantastic.†
I thank you for your support and good wishes!
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