The Vision Catalyst Fund partnership led to another big moment for Andrew. He had the honor of being invited to give the keynote speech at the 2018 Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, and other senior figures. During his speech he explained his motivation for starting Peek. "I was diagnosed with severe visual impairment at the age of 12, but I had access to simple treatment – a pair of glasses,” said Andrew.
"I'll never forget the moment I tried them on. For the first time, I saw leaves on trees. Later, I saw stars in the night sky. It was breathtaking. What else had I been missing? It turned out a lot. With that simple pair of glasses, my education, social life and hopes for the future changed dramatically, in fact, the entire trajectory of my life changed."
UBS Group Managing Director Eva Lindholm who is providing guidance to Andrew states, "listening to Andrew's story and seeing his determination actually opened my own eyes. By giving some of my time and expertise, I hope I can contribute to his overarching goal – to improve the lives of people without adequate help and to fully connect them to the word around them."