Nic and Kira live in Canmore, Alberta with their sons Aidan and Pele. As a family, they are active in the mountains and like to travel to different parts of the world to explore new places and to learn from different cultures.

It was Seva’s work in Nepal that first caught the couple’s attention because they had visited the country and witnessed the need for eye care firsthand. As donors for almost 15 years, Nic and Kira are drawn to Seva’s approach of creating sustainable eye care systems by building local expertise.

Supporting Seva has now become a family affair, with Aidan and Pele helping to choose which countries to support with the family’s annual donation. “Our sons are aware of the need in the areas where Seva works and it is important to them that we give each year.”

Nic and Kira have decided to increase their commitment to ridding the world of treatable blindness by including a bequest to Seva Canada in their Wills. This is one type of Legacy Gift, a term that covers a variety of giving options that enables donors to support their favorite charities after they are gone.

“It is important for us to leave behind a better world, in whatever way that we can. We know how fortunate we are to be living in Canada and enjoying the life that we have. We have seen firsthand how difficult it is for a person to not have sight and how adversely that affects their life, their family and their community. If our contribution can help others regain sight and therefore help them to contribute in their own way to themselves and to the lives around them, then we are truly helping others.”

Thank you Nic and Kira for your ongoing support and your commitment to our shared vision – a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired.

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