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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

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Visitor Comments: 38

(33) Anonymous, October 29, 2014 10:13 AM

Inspired me so much!!

(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.

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