This is my daughter, just a couple of weeks old, and my Grandmother. An incredible moment. I love this photo, the protective hands, the hold, the juxtaposition of skin that has weathered many a storm and administered so much love already, with fresh baby skin yet to see the world. It was an amazing moment. I remember too, the whole time we were there, my Grandma did not take her eyes off her, she took in every little detail, knowing so well how quickly babies change. She wouldn’t look at us. Her every sense was focussed on the new arrival.
I remember this moment, because this week something absolutely amazing is happening in Malawi, you can witness a miracle with #SeeTheMiracle…
Winesi’s been losing his sight for 12 years and he’s been completely blind for two. He’s never seen his youngest grandson. On 8th October, reporting live over Google+ hangout from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Malawi, Sightsavers will follow Winesi before, during and after surgery (don’t worry, it won’t be gory!), guided by the incredible surgical team.
And on 9th October Sightsavers join him as the bandages come off and he sees clearly for the first time in years. Sometimes in this situation we see tears, sometimes singing and dancing. Either way it’s always an incredibly special moment.
Here is where it is happening, so whatever time you have available today and tomorrow, do check into one of these sites and see a miracle!
Join us on the Wednesday 8th October at 1.30 UK time as one of the few cataract surgeons in Malawi delivers the 5 minute life-changing operation. Hosted by UK YouTuber star Doug Armstong you’ll meet the Mr Winesi, and all the health worker heros delivering this vital work.
Then join us on Thursday 9th October at 1.30 UK time as the bandages are removed and Mr Winesi can see for the very first time. He will be able to see his wonderful wife, and hold and see his grandson Luca for the very first time. as we removed the bandages and Mr Winesi can see for the very first time. He will be able to see his wonderful wife, and hold and see his grandson Luca for the very first time.
How can you make a miracle happen?
Why not donate a miracle by giving £30, or whatever you can afford?
Share whatever you watch over the next two days and beyond, so that others may be moved to make a miracle happen.
2 for 1 on miracles!
The UK government is supporting A Million Miracles, so until 31st December, all UK donations are being matched. This means a £30 donation to fund a cataract operation actually saves the sight of two people, at no extra cost to the supporter!
Let me know what you managed to see, did you witness a miracle?