Bridnia is little “Mom” to all our orphans at Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac Center in Bon Repos, Haiti. The rest of the orphans often call her “Mama” so her nick name became Mama. She is 9 years old and she is really amazing child. So loving and caring for all our orphans, especially she loves the little ones and serves them faithfully. Often you will see her feeding the little ones who are not able to eat by themselves. She is the most needy young girl at Cardinal Stepinac Orphanage in Bon Repos, Haiti. She is a girl filled with God-given compassion for the suffering orphans even though she herself is an orphan.
Bridnia has recently been diagnosed with eye cataract on both of her eyes. We began to notice that she has a sight problem. Often she requests to help her get where she needs to go. When we took her to the doctor she was diagnosed as having cataract in the advanced stage. Cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Early in the development of age-related cataract the power of the lens may be increased, causing near-sightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and specification of the lens may reduce the perception of blue colors. Cataracts typically progress very slowly and they contribute to loss of vision and the person could get blind if untreated. The condition usually affects both eyes, but in most cases one eye is affected earlier than the other. Things are worsening every day and if we don’t take her to the hospital for a surgery Bridnia will shortly loose her sight be blind on both of her eyes for the rest of her life.
Since there is no social medicine nor medical insurance in Haiti Croatian Relief is sending out the appeal to the people of heart to help Bridnia. We must do this immediately because she will soon
loose her eye sight. We must act immediately because her condition is getting worse each day.
You may send your donation for Bridnia to:
Croatian Relief Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 355
Fairview, NJ 07022
On your tax deductible check memo, please write “Bridnia”. We will use that donation for Bridnia’s
eye surgery. This is a short, but honest and urgent plead for you to help her because her time is running out fast.
If you would like to see Bridnia, you can log in at www.croatianrelief.org
Thank you and God bless you for helping us save Bridnia’s sight.