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Meet Rakia Ado

"I don't want to go blind so young," said Rakia Ado, 20, a young mother in Niger who received free, Center-supported eye surgery for trichiasis, the painful advanced stage of trachoma that causes eye damage and can lead to permanent blindness.

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