John Nathaniel Esplana, 16, started having a double vision in 2018. It then became his main struggle for two years, affecting his daily routine.

John loves helping at home, doing household chores, and taking good care of his grandmother. But when he experienced having a double vision, he also started having frequent headaches, making his simple chores at home difficult.

To ease his double vision, John had to cover his right eye when reading and answering his school modules.

“My son told me he doesn’t want to go to school if face-to-face classes would resume because of his eyes,” says Anabelle, John’s mother.

Upon an ophthalmologist’s consultation, John was diagnosed with Divergence Insufficiency Esotropia and Diplopia. He was recommended for an immediate eye surgery, but their meager income would not allow it.

Through OB’s partner, Dr. Rachel Millante, Anabelle managed to seek Operation Blessing’s help for John’s surgery. Under the Life-Changing Surgery (LCS) Project, John had successfully undergone strabismus surgery at the Legazpi Eye Center.

Months after the successful procedure, John’s vision displayed great improvements. He can now do his household chores easily, answer his modules without difficulties, and even excel in all his exams. His frequent headaches and nausea are also gone.

Operation Blessing’s LCS Project helped John restore not just his vision, but his capacity to do his daily activities. His mother is thankful to God that their family’s prayer for John was finally answered.

“It is a great blessing to us that John became a part of the program. We don’t know where to get funds for his treatment, so we just put our trust in the Lord that He would provide for all our needs and true enough, He is faithful to answer our prayers.  Thank you to the doctors who help operate on John and to Operation Blessing team who came all the way from Manila to assist us with John’s surgery,” says Anabelle.

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