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More than a domestic worker

In 2006, Emelia, 47 had to undergo a cornea transplant after scarring her cornea while cooking. The scarring caused her to lose her sight in one eye temporarily. Supported by her employer, she was able to undergo a cornea transplant and regain her sight. Although being temporarily blind in one eye, Emelia found a renewed sense of purpose and meaning to her life. “After my transplant, a priest told me not to be sad about my situation. Instead, he said that God had given my sight back and I should strive to be a light to others.” Emelia remarked. Before…

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