First Sight

Category: People

 

Photo and caption by Jessica Hardy

Njeda was born nearly blind, suffering from bilateral cataracts. His 15-year-old mother abandoned him a few weeks after his birth. Njeda is being raised in a mud and cow dung hut by his grandmother on a Maasai group ranch in Kenya. Due to a generous donation, Njeda was given corrective surgery on both eyes. This photo was taken following the removal of his bandages, within a few moments of him seeing for the first time. Njeda is gazing at his grandmother’s smiling face.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 

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