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sunny day squinting eyes

 A good blogging friend of mine, Chris Mosler, is a passionate charity campaigner and is currently looking for support for a new Sightsavers initiative called Million Miracles.

The ambitious appeal aims to raise £30 million by 2018 to fund sight-restoring operations in some of the poorest countries in the world.
That operation is cataract surgery. Commonplace in this part of the world but a million miles away from many sufferers.
And the cost of this surgery for one adult is just £30. £30 to give someone back the gift of sight.
Many people can’t even afford to get to a hospital, let alone have the surgery, and so they live with deteriorating sight which, inevitably, means they can no longer work.
People like Mr Winesi, below.

And so, to support this appeal and to celebrate how precious our sight is, this week’s Gallery theme is: Eyes.

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I couldn’t imagine not being able to see this cheeky little face, or that of Max’s big brother.

I couldn’t imagine not being able to look the love of my life in the eye to tell him how much he means to me. (yes, I know… soppy. I’m totally allowed after so many years of singledom.)

Or seeing my friend’s beautiful baby girl in my big boy’s arms.

And to think that so many people in the world suffer from blindness when it could be fixed so easily.

I just… there are no words.

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14 Comments

  1. October 8, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Such a beautiful post – and such a gorgeous, cheeky post.Chris is doing a fabulous job of awareness raising.

    • Marylin
      October 8, 2014 / 9:56 am

      Thank you! Chris is a force to be reckoned with isn’t she? 🙂

  2. October 8, 2014 / 10:44 am

    And that is SUCH a lovely face to be able to look upon!I love this campaign; something so life changing for a small amount of money

    • Marylin
      October 8, 2014 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you lovely! He is quite adorable isn’t he? ;)Such fantastic work being done!

    • Marylin
      October 9, 2014 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks Laura! Love my wee man 🙂

  3. October 8, 2014 / 6:53 pm

    Beautiful words and a beautiful boy. I think this picture is one of my favs. You’re right to imagine having no sight of our children is unbearable x #thegallery

    • Marylin
      October 9, 2014 / 3:13 pm

      It really is a scary thought. And when it could be so easily fixed too!Thanks so much for such a lovely compliment! I must admit, I am in total agreement – he’s my beautiful boy. <3

  4. October 9, 2014 / 10:53 am

    Such lovely words and a photo x

    • Marylin
      October 9, 2014 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Susan! He was on form that day – posing for the camera like a pro! 😉

  5. October 10, 2014 / 10:40 am

    Oh I love his little face in this shot, it’s gorgeous! Thanks so much for your kind words and invaluable support Marilyn, it is SO appreciated!

    • Marylin
      October 10, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      Totally biased but I totally agree! And no worries at all – I couldn’t not!! x

  6. October 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Peepo 🙂 Hello gorgeous 🙂

    • Marylin
      October 11, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      Heyy you!! <3

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