April 18, 2016
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck.
Each year almost 300,000 people - adults and children - from more than 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and more than 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.
I witnessed this first hand, when Mass. Eye and Ear offered free vision screens to young people in the city who would normally have no access.
My student was luckily selected to receive what seemed like a normal vision screen, but turned into a life saving miracle. During the screen the doctors noticed something was off about his eye exam and asked to do further testing. This testing found not imperfect vision but instead a brain tumor. It was a miracle! 3 months more and well....it doesn't matter because my student is alive and well! All thanks to the service and care of Mass Eye and Ear.
They are home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. I witnessed hope and healing come to life. Help me to do the same for other children around the world with your support!