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Waiting Four Years to See a Doctor!

Adamu and his son Musa were both going blind, but living in an isolated part of Nigeria, they had no access to medical care. You brought the desperately needed doctors and medicine to these villagers, and changed the lives of this father and ... Read Transcript


Reporter: LIKE

GENERATIONS BEFORE THEM,

THEY ARE NOMADIC HERDSMEN.

THEY ENJOY THEIR LIVES, BUT

WORK WAS GETTING IN

INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT

BECAUSE FATHER AND SON ARE

GOING BLIND.

I WAS OUT TRIMMING TREES

WHEN IT WENT INTO MY EYE.

IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE.

MY SON'S EYE PROBLEM STARTED

WITH ITCHING, REDNESS, AND

PAIN.

NOTHING WE DID HELPED HIM.

Reporter: BECAUSE THEY

LIVE IN SUCH AN ISOLATED

PART OF NORTHERN NIGERIA,

GETTING MEDICAL HELP WAS OUT

OF THE QUESTION.

THE SHAMAN'S TRIED CHARMS TO

WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS, BUT

THEIR EYESIGHT WAS ONLY

GETTING WORSE.

I FELT VERY SAD THAT

AFTER ALL OF THE EFFORTS I

MADE TO GET SOLUTIONS FOR

US, THERE WAS STILL NO

IMPROVEMENT.

I JUST KEPT HOPING AND

PRAYING WE WOULD GET A

LASTING SOLUTION SOME DAY.

Reporter: THEN THEY

HEARD "OPERATION BLESSING"

WAS PLANNING A MEDICAL

SESSION.

ADAMO AND HIS FAMILY WALKED

SIX HOURS TO GET THERE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ANY

MEDICAL TEAM HAD COME TO

THIS REMOTE AREA.

ADAMO AND HIS SON WAITED FOR

SIX HOURS TO BE TREATED BY

REAL DOCTORS.

THE "OPERATION BLESSING"

DOCTOR KNEW IMMEDIATELY THAT

THE FATHER AND SON HAD

INFECTIONS THAT WOULD HAVE

EVENTUALLY LEFT THEM BLIND.

THEY ONLY NEEDED VITAMINS

AND EYE DROPS TO CLEAR UP

THE PROBLEM.

ADAMO AND HIS FAMILY WERE SO

HAPPY THAT AFTER FOUR YEARS

THEY WOULD FINALLY GET

RELIEF.

I AM TRULY GRATEFUL FOR

THE MEDICINE I GOT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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