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Story of the Week: Lions Save Sight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

March 4, 2011

Because we’re part of a global network, Lions end up helping people around the world. Through the work of Lions and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), we improve lives in profound ways.

LCIF staff members recently traveled to an eye clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country with limited access to medical care. There they met Athanese Landu, who had walked for an hour and a half from his village to receive cataract surgery. This free operation was made possible through a program of Lions in the DRC and Germany, LCIF and other partners. Athanese told the staff, “I am thankful to the Lions for restoring my sight. I am anxious to be able to walk on my own again, after a year of not being able to see and be independent.”

In this video, you’ll share Athanese’s happiness after his sight-saving operation.

One Comment
  1. March 30, 2011 12:24 am

    Hi, I appreciate your work. You do a very noble work for poor sick people. They are very poor, so please don’t stop your work. If you need some money, please contact Paven. He is very rich, so he is a very big hero of my country.

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