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Two Blind Sisters Can See The World For The First Time Thanks To A 15-Minute Procedure

These two sisters, Sonia and Anita, have been blind since birth. A simple surgery, costing about $300, could have restored their sight long ago; but their parents, who earn 17 cents an hour planting and harvesting rice by hand, could barely make ends meet.

Organization 20/20/20, a nonprofit working to restore vision to blind children in some of the world’s poorest countries came to help and allowed Sonia and Anita to undergo that simple surgery on their eyes. When the bandages came off, they saw the world around them for the very first time, and it was captured in a video detailing the sisters’ story.


12-year-old Sonia opens her eyes and blinked into the sunlight for the first time. Her 6-year-old sister, holding her mother close, reportedly declared, “I can see, Mommy.”

That is all it took for these beautiful girls to be able to see. What an amazing experience for these two blind sisters. A simple donation of $300 can make the biggest difference in someone’s life.