Stevens Chan Kum Fai

In 2002, the world that Stevens Chan knew came to an end. As an active businessman, Stevens was living a regular life, just like any normal person. However, disaster struck, as he found out that he had Glaucoma, an eye disease that can cause blindness. Even after nine eye surgeries, he gradually lost all of his vision in 2007. With the loss of sight, came the loss of hope. He was forced to face with daunting challenges. Hospitals bills, loss of income and the effort to adapt himself to his new environment are some of the most difficult things a person can go through.

However, it was in the darkest period, that he discovered light. It came in the form of his faith in God, and his loving wife, that stood by him, unwavering in her love and support. He felt that God was sustaining him and knew that in Him he could put his trust.

Soon, despair turned into a sense of mission. Stevens found a new calling in his life – to stop what happened to him from happening to others. To achieve this, he founded SOSM & Malaysia Glaucoma Society, and continues to spread the word and raise awareness of the importance of yearly eye check-up. He also wants to help Glaucoma victims and support them so they’ll have the strength to continue living with sight impairment.