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  • Pankaj Kumar, a 19-year-old man from Bihar was born blind. He remained uneducated till 18 years; he sat idle at home not knowing how to live a life with blindness. Also, being born into a well-to-do family, he was ably supported and cared for by his parents and two siblings.
     
    He never felt the need to be independent or gaining education till he heard the Eyeway radio promos for...

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    Veena (name changed), a 15 years old girl from Cochin, Kerala contacted Eyeway the day before her 10th Board exams. She is suffering from Bilateral Macular Scar which is gradually deteriorating her vision. Her visual impairment is more than 40% but still, she doesn’t possess a disability certificate. She hails from a low-income family where her father works...

  • Satish Mishra, 21 years old is from Varanasi, UP and he lost his eyesight from brain fever when he was 16 years. His father is a farmer and mother is a homemaker.

    He suffered from the brain fever while he was writing his 10th exams, as a result of which he had to quit his exams half-way. The shock and disbelief of blindness were incomprehensible to him. He stayed indoors...

  • Ranjan Gupta (name changed) is 23 years old. He is from Chikali, Buldana in Maharashtra. He belongs to a six-member family of his mother, father and four siblings. His father is a farmer and his mother is unemployed, thus a low-income family.  He was born with his eyes shut and his parents found out there were no eyeballs in his eye socket, leaving him blind. Though the child...

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    Sunil Kumar, 21 years old from East of Kailash, Delhi connected to Eyeway Helpdesk in Feb 2018 with a scribe-related challenge. He hails from a six-member large family where he is the only visually
    impaired person and from birth. This is a low-income family, with both parents being daily wage earners.

    He studied in special schools from the start and has been looking for a...

  • The first time Rajesh Chauhan (name changed), a 70-year-old visually impaired man connected to Eyeway from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was in March 2017. Him being a radio enthusiast, he heard the Eyeway radio promos and contacted the Helpdesk to find out more about the service. Since then he has been a frequent caller to the Helpdesk. In the past months, there were many...

  • Soman a 59 year old man from Ernakulum in Kerala contacted Eyeway Helpdesk at Little Flower Hospital (LFH), Angamaly. He was referred to the Helpdesk by the doctors of the hospital. Up until four years ago he worked as a truck driver and provided for his family comprising his wife, daughter and a son without any hiccups.

    Owing to a nerve damage, he turned blind four years ago and his...

  • Doreyappa is 35 years old and is a resident of Hassan district in Karnataka. He lost his eyesight due to Retina Detachment when he was in school. He has studied only till 7th standard. He could not continue his studies further both due to poverty and the onset of visual impairment. His father was a farmer and mother was a daily wager. He relied on parents to live after starting to...

  • Abdul Sattar 35 years old is a resident of Bijnor, UP. He is in touch with Eyeway since 2016. He has been calling Eyeway seeking employment opportunities. He belongs to a low income family, and is married with two daughters. His girls are I and 4 years old. Abdul is completely uneducated.

    He remained unemployed and confined because of ignorance and unawareness. He assumed he had to lead...

  • Elza Joseph who works with the NGO Pardada Pardadi Educational Society in Anoopshahar, UP contacted Eyeway on behalf of two visually impaired students. Both these children are blind by birth due to retinal detachment. The NGO caters to the needs of poor and disabled girls by providing them with accommodation, education, training and life skills.

    Sneha is one among the girl children who...

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