Well before his second birthday, Ernesto’s parents had known better than to attribute his reluctance to venture far from his mother to mere shyness.
“He started to cry; he was crying a lot,” his mother, Florinda, recounted. “I was holding him almost all the time. Because if I put him down on the floor, he wouldn’t walk; he would just start to cry.”
“Because he was afraid,” Ernesto’s father, Oscar, added.
“He was afraid,” his wife agreed.
But afraid of what? And why? They were right to worry that something was wrong. But any parent of such a young child would have been hard-pressed to guess what the issue would ultimately turn out to be.
As a patient in our Right to Health Care program, Ernesto was able to undergo two surgeries for cataracts, and his vision was successfully restored. Ernesto is one of thousands of patients who have been able to access the care that they need thanks to the efforts of our team, and your support.
Photo: Dr. Francisco Rodríguez introduces Ernesto and his father, Oscar, to the room where Ernesto would receive laser treatments as follow-up care after two successful cataract surgeries.
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