Life of a Blind Somali Child

Somali Child

“Sometimes my eyes hurt really bad and I can’t see well. It usually happens when I do some strenuous work so I get a big headache. I run to my quiet place and do and think of nothing. My headache usually goes away after that. I’ve seen it happen with my uncle and he became blind in the end.  I’m a bit scared of becoming blind when I grow up and usually when I think about it I shut down but my uncle turned out fine, and that mostly calms me down knowing that it’s not the end of the world. I try to commit what I see in my memory so that I can remember the things I’m not able to see such as the faces of my parents, siblings, friends and my dugsi teacher.”

From : Somalifaces.org , an organisation that tells the story of Somali people across the world!

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