Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

When I saw this week’s challenge, I thought, “Oh! This is going to be fun! I have loads of pictures just right for this theme.” As I went through my pictures and others’ too, I realized how lucky I was that I could see the wonders and the beauty of this world, feel awed and inspired by them and enjoy them. But there are many who are deprived of experiencing this joy.

In India, it is estimated, there are 3.5 million cases of blindness with 30,000 new cases being added every year. Corneal blindness is the most common causes of blindness in India. The good part is that most such cases can regain their eyesight by corneal transplant, and the sad part is that not enough corneas are available to bring light and hope to these people. Lack of awareness about eye donation is a major hazard in this direction and even though a lot of effort is being made by the government and other agencies the situation is far from bright.

As a small contribution on my part, I pledged to donate my eyes a few years back and hope that someday I’ll bring Light into someone’s life.



17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light

  1. Outstanding! This post is the best of the best. You are absolutely right that we totally take for granted the our ability to see. Good on you for being a donor and creating awareness. I am an organ donor too, I will have to check though to make sure that includes corneas! You have a kind and compassionate heart my friend. I like that!!! 🙂

    • Thank You! Thank You so much! I only hope and wish that more and more people take up this cause and become a donor, not just of eyes but organs too, like you. God knows, we have a huge population here and everyday the obituary pages are full, so more donors would mean smaller or no waiting period for transplants for the patients. If only they knew that they hold the power to give life to others in death!! 🙂

      • Hi! How are you doing? Sure hope all is well. I have thought of you and just had to say hi to my friend! 🙂

      • Although I’ve been missing in action on my blog for some time now, I kept a lookout for your posts and missed them. nice to see you back in action. And maybe I’ll shake myself up and get back to the blogging world as well. 🙂

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  4. It’s a wonderful thing you want to do, Hema, and it’s good to know that someone will benefit from your generosity. But you already bring light into the lives of many.

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