Odessa Blair becomes a pillar of strength after suddenly going blind

Imagine waking up one day to total darkness and hours later you are told that you are blind forever. That is what happened to 36-year-old Odessa Blair six years ago when hypertension damaged her optic nerve during her second pregnancy.

“When Dr Norton told me that no surgery could help me and I would be blind forever I screamed and screamed and I could feel everybody looking at me, and my mother tried to console me… I would say it was the worst day of my life, July fourth, two thousand and eight,” Blair told the Sunday Stabroek in an interview recently.

Fast forward six years and Blair is a pillar of strength. She is a woman who has been through many of life’s struggles but  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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