Shabaz's Story

Since 2007, The Alma Bi Hospital has made an enormous difference to the lives of thousands of poor people.

During specialist “camps” patients sometimes travel as far as 200 miles to receive treatment they can’t find anywhere else in the country.

Shabaz and his mother made the journey to the Alma Hospital Eye Camp. Shabaz’s mother had been caring for her sixteen year old son, but when she was informed that his diminishing eyesight would result in blindness, she made the trip to Hafizabad.

Shabaz was diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataracts. Congenital cataracts are responsible for nearly 10% of all vision loss in children world wide. If cataracts affect a child’s vision, they can slow down or stop their normal development of sight. They can also profoundly impact learning ability and personality. This ultimately affects a child’s entire life and the lives of their family and community.

Through the generosity of all of the patrons, the Alma Hospital Trust was able to organise for Shabaz to have the operations required to regain his vision.