SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --SEE International, a nonprofit dedicated to providing essential vision care worldwide, is proud to announce the release of a new short film. Entitled "A Mother's Wish," the 7-minute documentary tells the emotional story of Nacor, a 7-year old boy living in a tiny village in Peru. Born with cataracts in both eyes, Nacor was already legally blind. If he did not receive treatment soon, he might never see again.
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Carmen, the boy's mother, desperately wished for her sons to see again, but could not afford the vision care that they needed. Thankfully, Carmen heard that SEE would be holding a free clinic in the nearby city of Tarapoto, in July 2017. Thanks to the incredible hard work of the traveling and in-country volunteer surgeons, Nacor received the cataract surgeries that he badly needed. Now he can see normally, participate in school, and play with his friends. He has a bright future ahead of him.
"A Mother's Wish" is a moving, uplifting story that is sure to warm the hearts of everyone who watches it. It explores the need for access to vision care worldwide, and how closely blindness is linked to poverty. Over 80% of all cases of blindness could be prevented or treated, according to the World Health Organization. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in developing countries like Peru. A simple, inexpensive, safe surgery is all it takes to treat a vast majority of these cases. However, access to vision care is often limited in low-to-middle income countries, particularly in rural areas, which is why the efforts of SEE's volunteers were so critical.
Produced by Blue Chalk, the film comes on the heels of another SEE documentary project, entitled, "A Dream of Sight." Released in December 2017, "A Dream of Sight" catalogs the experience of José Rosas. A humble coffee farmer from Peru, Mr. Rosas' ability to provide for his family vanished after complicated cataracts left him blind. Once again, thanks to the dedicated work of SEE's volunteers, Mr. Rosas regained his vision, his livelihood, and his independence.
Since 1974, SEE has dedicated itself to providing that access to the most vulnerable populations around the globe. The organization has treated over 3.8 million men, women, and children, and provided sight-restoring surgeries for over 460,000 patients.
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