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2337! That’s the number of lives changed thanks to the 98five family!

This year, for 98five’s Miracles Day with CBM Australia, radio stations around the country aimed to raise a record 30,000 miracles on Thursday 17 August for people living with cataract blindness in developing countries — and Australia did just that.

Brekky with Kirste and Morro was honoured to join CBM Australia to broadcast from The Philippines and witness some of the 12-minute miracle surgeries first hand!


Background on Miracles Day

Last year, the 98five family raised just below 2000 miracles


Here’s how the week happened for 98five:

Friday 11 August

Brekky hosts Kirste and Morro, along with their producer Corey, jetted off to Bacolod, The Philippines.

Brekky’s Kirste, Morro and producer Corey have arrived safely in the Philippines! 👍🏽 Listen from 6am Monday to hear all about their weekend adventures. | 98five.com/brekky-philippines-cbm-miracles-day

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Friday, August 11, 2017

 

Over the weekend

They ‘built’ a studio…

 

Morro is excited about his new studio in the Philippines! Tune in for Brekky 6-9am tomorrow on 98five #brekkywithkirsteandmorro #98five #cbmmiraclesday2017

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

Monday 14 August

Brekky had a busy day as they began broadcasting in the build-up to Thursday’s Miracles Day but it as also the beginning of some cultural adventures.

They checked out the local markets…

 

What do you think of this market in the Philippines? #KandM #CBM

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

Brought back MasterSnack

 

Mastersnack is back! Featuring cheese wafers and mussel corn chips 🤢

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Sunday, August 13, 2017

 

And headed into the hills to see what like for many Filipino people…

 

Tune in to Brekky with Kirste and Morro to hear the full miracle stories with 98five and CBM. #98five #miraclesday #CBM

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Monday, August 14, 2017

 

Tuesday 15 August

Morro’s sport obsession went international…

 

Morro can find a sport anywhere!

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Monday, August 14, 2017

 

And MasterSnack #2 included a mystery meat and honey-sugar butter…

 

Mastersnack Philippines round 2: mystery meat can and honey-sugar butter 🤢

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Monday, August 14, 2017

 

Producer Corey was inspired to add a soundtrack to the scenery…

 

Nature finds a way #jurassicpark

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Monday, August 14, 2017

 

Wednesday 16 August

The team was able to witness a cataract removal surgery take place in a makeshift hospital…

 

Witness this incredible cataract removal operation in a makeshift hospital! Brekky LIVE in the Philippines with CBM Australia! You can make another miracle happen in a minute, 98five.com | #MiraclesDay2017

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 

They all got to experience the local roads…

 

One bogged van is all Morro needed to feel back at home 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #thedifference

Have you got an epic bogged story?

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

 

And the final MasterSnack was a strong (tasting) finish to The Philippines edition of Kirste and Morro’s game…

 

Mastsnack Philippines FINAL Ep 🇵🇭 Green tea Kit Kat and durian lollies 🍬 🤢

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Miracles Day

Thursday 17 August

Miracle story: Saddie Dillag

 

It’s Miracles Day! Call 131226 or go to 98five.com and give the gift of sight. #98five #miraclesday #CBM

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

Miracle story: Rochelle Delantor

 

It’s 98five’s Miracles Day with CBM Australia and you can so easily help people like Rochelle! Go to 98five.com to find out how you can give the gift of sight to someone in need, right now! #makemiracleshappen

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

Miracle story: Dr Reden

He gave up a lucrative career as a doctor to serve the poor and Dr Reden has since given sight to everyone from babies to a 120-year-old man.

 

This man makes miracles happen with his incredible medical skills and YOU can make a miracle happen by donating $32 to enable Dr Reden to continue his work — removing cataracts from the eyes of those living in some of the poorest countries in the world. 98five.com #makemiracleshappen

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Thursday, August 17, 2017

 

Miracle story: 14-year-old John Mark

 

John Mark has received the gift of sight thanks to your donation! You can make miracles happen by donating at 98five.com or calling 131 226

Just $32 can restore the eyesight of people who can’t afford it #makemiracleshappen

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

Here is just a few of the people who had their sight restored thanks to everyone’s generosity…

 

$32 is all it takes to give the gift of sight, make miracles happen at 98five.com or call 131 226 #MiraclesDay #makemiracleshappen

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Back in the Perth Studio

Mornings host Mike had a tiny taste of what it would be like to live with cataracts.

 

Mornings host Mike had a tiny taste of what it would be like to live with cataracts. TODAY is 98five’s Miracles Day with CBM Australia and while you may never see the person whose life you help change, for only $32 they will see your generosity for a lifetime! 98five.com #makemiracleshappen

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

Lunch was very different for the 98five family as they tried eating spaghetti together (cooked and served up by our brilliant big boss Bevan) wearing CBM Australia cataract glasses. While it was a bit of fun, blindly doing daily tasks like preparing and eating food is the reality for many people in developing countries but $32 can change that reality!

 

Lunch was VERY different today. The 98five family tried eating spaghetti together (cooked and served up by our brilliant big boss Bevan) wearing CBM Australia cataract glasses. While it was a bit of fun for the team, blindly doing daily tasks like preparing and eating food is the reality for many people in developing countries but $32 can change that reality! #makemiracleshappen | 98five.com

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

 

“In all seriousness, cataract blindness is a needless blindness,” Afternoons host Tim.

 

“In all seriousness, cataract blindness is a needless blindness,” Afternoons host Tim. You can #makemiracleshappen and restore sight for someone living with cataract blindness in a developing country, 98five.com | (And, don’t worry, Tim was removed from his car immediately.) | CBM Australia

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Thursday, August 17, 2017

 

“Would like pepper and chocolate sprinkles with your eggs?” Because that’s what you’ll get when Drive host Jeziel cooks for you wearing cataract glasses.

 

“Would like pepper and chocolate sprinkles with your eggs?” Because that’s what you’ll get when Jeziel cooks for you wearing cataract glasses. The countdown is on for 98five’s Miracles Day with CBM Australia. We want to help raise more than 2000 miracles by 6pm! 98five.com | Join the #makemiracleshappen movement.

Posted by 98.5 Sonshine FM on Thursday, August 17, 2017


On behalf of those whose lives you’ve changed beyond understanding, THANK YOU!

 

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