In a rare and highly pleasant accident to remember, a blind woman who had suffered blindness since she was 11 years old got it back when she banged her head with a coffee table when she tried to kiss her dog routine goodnight.
The lucky woman, Lisa Reid, from Auckland in New Zealand lost her sight due to an increasing tumour within her brain that was pressing her optical nerve. When she was 24, Lisa, thought it would be another night and went to bed blind still but got up shocked to see the nature around her. The year was 2000, not now. But she recollected the incident at a Blind Week campaign.
She could see her brother who has grown into a man with a goatee,and exclained, “He was a man… with a goatee and everything. My brother’s a man,” Ms Reid said. “When I saw my mum, I was like: ‘You look the same but older.’ I turned into a woman and my brother turned into a man.”
“Nobody knows what happened or can explain it,” Ms Reid told Daily Mail Australia. “I can’t really find words to describe how it felt – amazing, fantastic. You can imagine not being able to see and then you can, you can’t really describe that. To see the world again visually is a gift.”
The incident took place in 2000 and she got married later and is a mother now. Recalling the incident, Ms Reid, told audience at an awareness campaign for Blind Week in New Zealand.
She said she would be “lost without” the country’s Blind Foundation charity, which hosts the awareness week. “I’m grateful for what they’ve given me,” she said.
The medical community was also shocked and it remains a miracle for them to explain. Perhaps the nerves which were getting pressed must have got repositioned slightly evading the pressing tumour, they explain without authenticity.