Terkende Tyoshio, 35, of Aliade Town in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State has confirmed that his sight, which he had lost for 4 years to cataract, has now been fully restored following the successful surgeries on his two eyes in the ongoing Free Eye Surgery Project of Eunice Spring of Life Foundation (ESLF).
Terkende is among 13 grateful beneficiaries in the third batch of ESLF’s Free Eye Surgery Project who returned to Makurdi this evening with torrents of thanks and testimonies following their successful surgeries at Tulsi Chanrai Eye Hospital, Abuja.
The 13 grateful beneficiaries, who were part of the 16 persons taken on Wednesday for surgery in Nigeria’s capital city said their medical treatment in the state-of-the-art eye hospital in Abuja was as good as anyone could get anywhere in the world.
When asked the actual condition of his eyes, an elated Terkende exclaimed in pidgin English that, “e shine well well now. Thank you ESLF. Thank you the mother of Benue”.
Another beneficiary, Mrs. Rhoda Godwin of Otukpa in Ogbadibo L.G.A who suffered pterigium and had surgery on her second eye after surgery on the first eye last year, testified that she could now see so clearly more than ever.
Expressing her gratitude to God and to ESLF, she said, “I am short of words to thank God and to thank the Governor’s wife for the humane thought she had to give us such a life-changing opportunity. May God bless her abundantly”.
For Pa Onyete Omuru, 78 who hails from Oju and had suffered blurred vision due to cataract, he stated that images became clearer to him immediately after the surgery on his eyes and he expressed profound gratitude to ESLF and the First Lady of Benue State, Dr. Eunice Ortom for the kind gesture.
Of the 16 persons in this current batch, 3 persons could not undergo surgery due to health concerns ranging from high blood pressure (B.P) and high sugar level diagnosed at the hospital which the doctors said would undermine a successful surgery.
ESLF’s Free Eye Surgery project, targeted at reaching 100 beneficiaries is in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation.