Two Blind Sisters See The World And Their Mom For The Very First Time.
Blindness is an epidemic in the developing world. The amount of pain and suffering caused by blindness is staggering. When a person in a developing country loses his or her eyesight, they say it’s like slow death. If a farmer goes blind, he loses his farm, all of his income, and then his family has to beg for food. For a child who loses their eyesight, they lose the chance to go to school, to get a job, and to lead any kind of normal life. It’s like a death sentence.
The saddest part about this type of blindness is that it’s completely unnecessary. Half of the blind children and adults in the world can have their eyesight restored through a simple 15 minute procedure that costs only $300. The problem is that most of these people live on less than a dollar a day so they can’t afford the surgery.
Sonia and Anita are two sisters who were born blind. Thanks to 20/20/20, a non-profit organization that provides free operations for thousands of people, the sisters now have their eyesight.
To learn more about 20/20/20, visit their website.
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Next, watch a blind man see for the first time with the help of special glasses.