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Helping the Visually Impaired in Sri Lanka

Sunday August 20, 2017

Meet 30 (few missing in the image) warriors living in Ceylon injured by the civil war. Almost all of them had a shrapnel pass through their eye socket(s) burning their eye(s) and nerves leading to visual impairment.

To fulfill my mother’s wish of helping differently-abled people affected by the war, I chose to donate $900 worth of dry food supply to feed 30 visually impaired individuals and their families for 3 weeks. Though this was a small gesture of kindness, the response I got from every single one of them was absolutely heart-warming. After making the donation, I spoke to all of them individually to hear their stories in hopes of being inspired and uplifted.

Every single dollar was raised through henna sessions. So once again, thank you to all those who donated to my cause and supported me! Without you, this would not be possible.