Kids Doing Good: Ella Osborne helps people with impaired eyesight
Ella Osborne turned an ailment into clear vision.
The 9-year-old was born with a subcapsular cataract, which forms on the back surface of the eye’s lens.
But Ella hasn’t let her eye condition affect her ability to be a power broker of eye care. She’s organized the Vision Fun Run, which is this Sunday, May 20. She’s hoping to raise $10,000 this year to help people with impaired eyesight.
“I was at a health fair once and I overheard people saying, ‘Oh, some of these kids won’t go into the doctor because their family can’t afford it.’ And I was like, ‘Wow, I’m a very lucky girl because I was able to get in and get help,’” Ella said during an appearance on KATU News on Wednesday. “But I wanted to change that so I came up with the Vision Fun Run.
This will be the third year for the run. It will be at Bonny Slope Elementary School, 11775 N.W. McDaniel Road in Portland from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Go to Visionfunrun.com for more information.
Click the play button above to watch Ella’s segment on KATU News.