Donate and give sight to the blind
Hein Noortman knows what it is like not to be able to see. An experienced climber, he lost his sight due to a tragic climbing accident, when he fell from a height of 15 metres, breaking almost every bone in his body. Against all odds, he survived the fall. After spending five weeks in a coma, he finally awoke, unable to see anything.
But Hein refused to give up. He embarked on a journey to relearn everything, from swallowing, to walking, talking and moving. His body recovered, for the most part, except for his sight.
Giving blind people the opportunity to see again: that is the ambition of Professor Pieter Roelfsema and the team at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. We are developing a brain implant in order to restore functional vision to blind people.
To facilitate this groundbreaking research, we need 6 million euros in funding. Will you help? Donate now and help give the blind their sight back!