Blind Woman ‘Miraculously’ Regains Sight After 21 Years
Mary Ann Franco of Okeechobee, Florida, was blind for more than 20 years before she miraculously regained her sight after falling down in her home. Franco first became blind when she was involved in a car accident in 1995, resulting in multiple injuries, including her spine. Shortly after that day, her vision disappeared.
After falling down in her home, however, she received surgery to alleviate pain in her back. When she awoke, the world appeared before her. “I said, ‘Lady, you with all that purple on you, come over, give me something for pain,'” Franco told WPBF-TV. “And my niece says, ‘What did you say, Mary?'” Franco is calling the rare occurrence an act of God, and neurosurgeon John Afshar, who performed the surgery, said it was a “true miracle.” However, he did offer an explanation as to why Franco’s vision was suddenly restored: “Mrs. Franco’s vision was impaired from her accident 20 years ago and it could have been a result of the artery being kinked, and then when we performed the surgery itself, we unknowingly probably unkinked that vessel reestablishing blood flow and, therefore, she could have regained her vision.” Not only can she see again, but she can see in color. That’s right, Franco said she was colorblind her whole life. With 20/50 vision and the color to back it up, Franco is looking forward to seeing her grandchildren, her family, and everything else life has to offer.
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