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Out of the Darkness

Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.

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Published: December 5, 2012

Visitor Comments: 37

(32) Anonymous, December 5, 2013 8:04 AM

I know a similar story

Yes such stories do happen. I know someone in crown heights who had a very similar story happen to her. There are little girls who won't stop believing and doctors who care enough to waive high payments. Btw the woman thought she would NEVER see in the case I am talking about.

(31) Chaya, December 3, 2013 10:40 PM


Brought me to tears!

(30) Anonymous, December 3, 2013 8:52 PM


I was crying when i listened to this story,
this girl, is a precious child, so beautiful what she did

(29) Toby Katz, December 3, 2013 3:10 PM

Lovely story but couldn't have happened as told

It's a lovely story. Even though it is a work of fiction, it still brings tears to my eyes.

Fiction, you ask? Yes, fiction. A person who is born blind and does not have her vision corrected surgically at a very young age, will never be able to see. The necessary brain connections simply never get formed, and you can't start at age 63.

Also, even if the surgeon agreed to waive his fee, you would still have fees for the hospital, operating room, nurses, doctors, equipment and drugs. Such a beautiful story, too bad it isn't true.

But don't be sad. Even if this particular story couldn't have happened as told, miracles do happen in our world, miracles of kindness and goodness, and sometimes miracles of healing that can only be explained as Providential.

Nechama, December 4, 2013 2:35 PM

something similar happened to me

I had surgery performed on my brain 22 years ago. I came to the US from Israel and thought that insurance had been arranged for the surgery. A couple of days before I was scheduled to fly, I found out that the insurance did not apply to me and went with no money.
When I reached the world-renowned surgeon, he told me that he found out that there was a problem with the insurance so he wasn't going to charge me.He also prevailed upon the anesthesiologist to wave his fee and the hospital forgave most of the cost of my stay.
As far as the eye surgery, perhaps certain details of the story were changed and they were actually talking about a different surgery if, in fact, you are correct and this is not possible, but the rest of the story is eminently possible!
Happy Chanuka! What a special story!

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