Five-year-old Salvina loves music, dancing, singing and skating, but she’s happiest playing with her big brother, Michael.
When Salvina was three, her mom, Anastasia, become concerned about Salvina’s eyesight. After three doctor visits, glasses, and growing worry, Salvina was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a blinding eye disease.
“We were devastated, and faced with doing nothing or doing something,” shares Salvina’s dad, Giovanni. “We chose to do something.”
The family rallied together to fundraise and “help researchers do their job.” From bake sales, to dance parties, to garage sales, to an annual Eye Ball Gala, they have raised over $55,000 in two years, in part using our Sight-Savers fundraising tool.
“This is our way of contributing and teaching our daughter to advocate for herself,” says Salvina’s dad.
YOU CAN BE A SIGHT-SAVER
NEW FUNDRAISING TOOL MAKES IT EASIER TO FUND RESEARCH
Your donations make an enormous difference to the number of research projects funded each year. Just imagine the impact you’ll make when you harness the generosity of your family, friends and coworkers too.
Now you can with our new Sight-Savers online fundraising tool. Featuring:
- Fundraising page personalization
- Improved usability
- Increased user support