Picture a childhood overshadowed by an unrelenting eye infection.
An infection that has been with you since the day you were born.
A condition that robs you of the simple joys of seeing the warm blue sky and fluffy clouds, or even the infectious smile of the people you hold dear…
The first encounter is not the promise of a new day but an overwhelming pain the moment you open your eyes…
For Riaz, a 12-year-old, this is no imagination; it is his painful reality.
He came into this world with an eye infection that worsens relentlessly, especially in the scorching summer months. His eyes are never dry, the constant wetness making it too painful to keep them open.
Winter only intensifies the agony…
I am Ramzan, Riaz’s father…
I took him to the doctor, hoping for answers, only to be told it’s a passing allergy. But how can it be temporary when the pain has persisted since the day he was born?
It pains me that I can’t afford another check-up. It pains me that this pain remains unanswered, and it hurts that we can’t cure something we can’t fully understand.
Please, help us uncover the solution, because Riaz deserves more.
I dream of a day when he wakes up excited to see the beauty of trees, smiles, and all things wonderful.
Any contribution, big or small, will bring this dream to life.
Even a simple prayer can make a world of difference.