Real Lives, Real Change

Father, Son Walk 150 Miles for Sight-Saving Surgery

A South Sudanese man and his 11-year-old son — suffering from painful trachomatous trichiasis — walked more than 150 miles in search of a Center-supported surgical camp and the treatment needed to save the young boy's sight.

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