Happiness is when your child can see a bright future

May 2019

Stories like Arushi’s inspires us and demonstrates how timely intervention can positively impact lives of little ones and their families.

Arushi had squint

Arushi, a five-year-old, had squint which her mother had noticed when she was younger. Although, her family knew that her eyes were not aligned, they also thought that Arushi was too young to go for medical intervention.

Decision making is key to a child receiving care

Parents are often decision-makers for young children like Arushi. Her parents did believe that she was too young for them to take her to a doctor. But at the same time it worried them immensely that her eye problem might affect her academic performance as well as her marriage prospects when she would come of age.

Ray of hope

While they dealt with this dilemma, one of their neighbours told them about C.L. Gupta Eye Institute, an Orbis partner. Orbis has been working with the hospital from 2014 to build and support their capacity in the area of pediatric eye care. Arushi was advised surgery at the earliest as it could cause further problems if not treated early on.

Today, following successful treatment, her parents happiness knows no bounds. Stories like Arushi’s inspires us and demonstrates how timely intervention can positively impact lives of little ones and their families.