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Blind Raeford Boy to Get New Eyes

Posted October 17, 2007 5:31 p.m. EDT
Updated October 17, 2007 6:02 p.m. EDT

— A 7-year-old Raeford elementary-school student will be getting a new set of prosthetic eyes.

Cancer forced doctors to remove Sammy Sosa's eyes when he was 8 months old. He had outgrown his prosthetic eyes, so teachers at J.W. McLauchlin Elementary School asked the community to help. A lot of people donated and the Lions Club offered to cover the remaining cost.

A set of prosthetic eyes runs around $4,000, but Carolina Eye Prosthetics is giving Sammy a half-off discount.

Sammy's family is very grateful.  He will be fitted for his new eyes next week.

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