“What began as an idea to comfort local children in a pediatric surgical unit has grown into a global support for children with vision issues. It shows how one idea/action can spark a chain of positive events.”
Vision for and from Children (VFAFC) is a U.S.-based global philanthropic foundation dedicated to providing eye surgeries and vision-related services for children in need across the globe. By organizing in-kind donations from world-renowned physicians and recruiting teen “Diplomats” throughout North America to raise funds, VFAFC sponsors teams of ophthalmologists to deliver ocular care in the developing world, as well brings children to the United States for sight-saving and sight-restorative surgeries. As of 2014 VFAFC had already helped 24,210 children receive the gift of sight.