Most of us take our daily lives for granted. For example, we have the ability to see, hear, walk, and talk, but some people do not have these abilities.
Living without the ability to see is perhaps the worst of all of these things. The straightforward beauty of a green field or a blue sky. We can’t imagine our lives without these treasures.
That is why we found this story so fascinating. Nicolly Pereira, who is only two years old, has spent her entire life unable to see or hear her mother. She had several surgeries in Brazil, but none were successful.
After Nicolly’s mother, Diana Pereira, shared her story on Facebook, a campaign to find a way to give her the ability to see was launched. And the results were… well, incredible!
According to the Miami Herald, Nicolly was diagnosed with Childhood Glaucoma shortly after birth. The doctors were convinced that she couldn’t even see light and that she would have to spend the rest of her life in the dark.
But after seeing Diana’s story on Facebook, one Miami Herald reader contacted an organization called the Jackson Health Foundation, which partnered with Kevin Garcia’s organization. The two organizations were able to raise enough money to pay $17,000 for Nicolly’s surgery.
After the surgery, which reduced the pressure in her eyes from 50 to 12 (the normal level for children is between 10 and 20), the day came to see if the surgery was successful.
We see little Nicolly crying hysterically in a moving video taken right after the bandages were removed. But she relaxes when the doctors remove the bandages from her eyes. For the first time in her life, she is able to see!
Naturally, she was perplexed for the first few seconds, but then she saw her mother, Diana, and everything changed…
Watch the video below to see the emotional scenes that Nicolly witnesses for the first time in her life:
Definitely an emotional video. How amazing it is to see someone who is able to see for the first time in their lives. No child should have to go through this!