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Youtube Star Helps 1,000 People See Again By Sponsoring Cataract Surgeries

Youtube Star Helps 1,000 People See Again By Sponsoring Cataract Surgeries

January 30, 2023

YouTube Star Mr. Beast, also known as Jimmy Donaldson, has made a significant impact on the lives of 1,000 blind individuals by sponsoring cataract surgeries for them. The successful surgeries have allowed these individuals to regain their sight and experience the world in a whole new way.

Mr. Beast released a video showcasing the touching before-and-after footage of patients who underwent the surgeries. The video shows the patients' reactions as they first see with clear vision after finishing the surgery, and their expressions of joy and gratitude are truly heartwarming. The video reached 42 million views at the time of writing.

The first round of cataract surgeries was performed by Jeff Levenson, an ophthalmologist and surgeon, in Jacksonville, Florida. Levenson has coordinated the “Gift of Sight” program for over 20 years, which offers free cataract surgery for uninsured patients who are legally blind due to cataracts.

“Half of all blindness in the world is people who need a 10-minute surgery,” Levenson says in the video, referring to the cataract removal surgery.

In addition to sponsoring the surgeries, Mr. Beast also gave cash donations and other gifts to some of the participants. The generosity and kindness displayed by the YouTube star have inspired many people around the world, and his actions have once again shown that a little kindness can go a long way.

Furthermore, the ophthalmologist put Donaldson's group in touch with SEE International, for which he serves as the chief medical officer. Patients in need can receive free eye care anywhere in the world thanks to the foundation. With the assistance of the group, Donaldson was able to operate on 1,000 patients over the course of around three weeks. The video shows patients receiving the surgery in Jamaica, Honduras, Namibia, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, Vietnam and Kenya.

This project has received widespread praise and has highlighted the importance of providing access to eye care for individuals who are in need.