Dalenson was born with severe cataracts in both eyes, meaning he was blind from birth.
Dalenson’s life sadly consisted of sitting in the dirt and eating it. He was not walking or talking and was suffering from severe malnutrition.
For You Haiti was contacted by doctors on La Gonave who had seen him and asked for help for him. We arranged an initial consult with an Ophthalmologist in Port Au Prince who confirmed the diagnosis and arranged his surgery.
Surgery was successful however Dalenson had to learn to use his newly acquired sight, like a newborn.
With much support and encouragement through weekly visits by our team, Dalenson now sees well, has learned to walk and has grown so confident!
With the help of his sponsor, Dalenson now attends school in Haiti!