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Thirteen-year-old Maggie Thundu finally has a desk in her classroom and it's making her work even harder to achieve her dream. Aired on 12/02/19.


Christian Guardnio was born with an eye disease that caused him to go blind. But with a new gene therapy developed by Dr. Jean Bennett and Dr. Albert Maguire, Christian was given his sight back and has since received the golden buzzer on 'America's Got Talent' and created new music with country music star Hunter Hayes.

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Millions of people around the world suffer from blindness; but in some cases, their condition could easily be cured.

Cataract blindness - a clouding of the clear lens of the eye - is a leading cause of blindness in the developing world, where most cases occur. Although it is fully curable, patients often go untreated simply because of poor access to medical facilities.

But in some of the most remote parts of Nepal, an eye care revolution is under way.

Ophthalmologist Sunduk Ruit has developed a simple, stitch-free surgical technique and produces lenses for cataract patients - all of which allows doctors to perform fast, low-cost surgeries.

Known locally as the "God of Sight", the Nepalese doctor packs up his clinic and travels the country to service remote communities and the country's poor, providing his services free of charge.

Ruit is so effective in his technique, that doctors from around the world come to Nepal to train with him.

Al Jazeera first met him in 2014 as he travelled among Nepal's mountains, set up "eye camps", and held traineeships for fellow doctors.

Five years on, Rewind returned to his centre in Kathmandu to see what has changed.

Ruit's hospital, which also manufactures lenses, has nearly doubled its production in the past five years to about 500,000 lenses a year. His hospital has also been recognised by the World Health Organization.

Ruit also runs a community eye hospital south of Kathmandu in Makwanpur district. There, a team of doctors screens more than 300 patients a day and performs nearly 5,000 surgeries a year, most of them cataract surgeries.

Ruit says it is a model that can transfer to other developing countries.

"We develop a system here keeping in mind that we face these obstacles," he says.

"So such a system of eye care can very easily be replicable in other countries with very similar challenges."
A college football player who died of cancer gave the gift of sight to someone else. Collin Sather was a student-athlete at the University of Idaho. His mother, Treena, said he had been complaining of back pain since December. In January they received devastating news; it was a rare form of genetic kidney cancer. Collin died two days after his 19th birthday and was able to donate his corneas to someone else. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano has more.
Inside Edition's Diane McInerney got exclusive access to the swanky New York home where a fundraiser was held to benefit President Trump Friday. The $40 million Hamptons mansion owned by Joe Farrell has 16 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms. Donors paid $2,800 for general admission to the fundraiser to benefit Trump. Outside in the Hamptons community, protesters lined the streets. But they had no effect on Farrell's fundraiser, or another hosted by tycoon Stephen Ross, owner of Equinox.

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>>> NOW THAT WE’VE SURVIVED
>>> NOW THAT WE’VE SURVIVED BLACK FRIDAY AND MADE IT THROUGH
BLACK FRIDAY AND MADE IT THROUGH ANOTHER CYBER MONDAY, WE FIND
ANOTHER CYBER MONDAY, WE FIND OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN ON THE EVE
OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN ON THE EVE OF GIVING TUESDAY WHEN INSTEAD
OF GIVING TUESDAY WHEN INSTEAD OF SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
OF SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS OR GRABBING SALE DISCOUNTS FOR
OR GRABBING SALE DISCOUNTS FOR OURSELVES, WE PAUSE ALL OF THAT
OURSELVES, WE PAUSE ALL OF THAT FOR A DAY TO CONSIDER GIVING TO
FOR A DAY TO CONSIDER GIVING TO A GOOD CAUSE.
A GOOD CAUSE. MSNBC IS THE SIGNATURE MEDIA
MSNBC IS THE SIGNATURE MEDIA PARTNER OF GIVING TUESDAY FOR
PARTNER OF GIVING TUESDAY FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW.
THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW. WE HERE AT THE LAST WORD ALWAYS
WE HERE AT THE LAST WORD ALWAYS HAVE A SUGGEST FOR YOU ON HOW TO
HAVE A SUGGEST FOR YOU ON HOW TO COMBINE YOUR GIFT SHOPPING WITH
COMBINE YOUR GIFT SHOPPING WITH YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING ON GIVING
YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING ON GIVING TUESDAY OR ANY OTHER DAY.
TUESDAY OR ANY OTHER DAY. FAITHFUL VIEWERS OF THIS PROGRAM
FAITHFUL VIEWERS OF THIS PROGRAM KNOW I’M TALKING ABOUT THE KIND
KNOW I’M TALKING ABOUT THE KIND FUND, KIDS IN NEED OF DESKS.
FUND, KIDS IN NEED OF DESKS. THE PARTNERSHIP THAT I CREATED
THE PARTNERSHIP THAT I CREATED WITH UNICEF AND MSNBC TO DELIVER
WITH UNICEF AND MSNBC TO DELIVER DESKS TO SCHOOLS IN MALAWI WHERE
DESKS TO SCHOOLS IN MALAWI WHERE SOME KIDS HAVE NEVER SEEN DESKS.
SOME KIDS HAVE NEVER SEEN DESKS. HERE’S MEGAY THIS WORKSUN, 13 YE
HERE’S MEGAY THIS WORKSUN, 13 YE SHE NEVER SAW A DESK IN HER
SHE NEVER SAW A DESK IN HER CLASSROOM UNTIL WE DELIVERED
CLASSROOM UNTIL WE DELIVERED DESKS TO HER SCHOOL THANKS TO
DESKS TO HER SCHOOL THANKS TO YOUR GENERATION GIVING TO THE
YOUR GENERATION GIVING TO THE KIND FUND.
KIND FUND. WHEN MEGGY AND HER CLASSMATES
WHEN MEGGY AND HER CLASSMATES SIT DOWN AT THEIR DESKS FOR THE
SIT DOWN AT THEIR DESKS FOR THE FIRST TIME, THEY DID WHAT THE
FIRST TIME, THEY DID WHAT THE KIDS DO, WITHOUT ANYONE
KIDS DO, WITHOUT ANYONE DIRECTING THEM, THEY BURST INTO
DIRECTING THEM, THEY BURST INTO SONG, SONG OF CELEBRATION AND
SONG, SONG OF CELEBRATION AND GRATITUDE.
GRATITUDE. ♪
♪ >> LATER SHE TOLD US FINALLY
>> LATER SHE TOLD US FINALLY HAVING DESKS IN HER SCHOOL HAS
HAVING DESKS IN HER SCHOOL HAS RELIEVED HER OF THE PAIN IN HER
RELIEVED HER OF THE PAIN IN HER BACK THAT SHE ALWAYS FELT AFTER
BACK THAT SHE ALWAYS FELT AFTER HOURS OF SITTING ON THE FLOOR
HOURS OF SITTING ON THE FLOOR AND THAT WRITING ON THE DESK
AND THAT WRITING ON THE DESK INSTEAD OF THE FLOOR HAS GREATLY
INSTEAD OF THE FLOOR HAS GREATLY IMPROVED HER HANDWRITING.
IMPROVED HER HANDWRITING. YOU CAN GO TO LAST WORD
YOU CAN GO TO LAST WORD DESKS.MSNBC.COM AND UNICEF WILL
DESKS.MSNBC.COM AND UNICEF WILL SEND THE NOTIFICATION OF THE
SEND THE NOTIFICATION OF THE GIFT GIVEN IN THEIR NAME.
GIFT GIVEN IN THEIR NAME. YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT
YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE ANY AMOUNT TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A DESK.
TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF A DESK. NO CONTRIBUTION IS TOO SMALL.
NO CONTRIBUTION IS TOO SMALL. OR YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A
OR YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR GIRLS IN
SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR GIRLS IN MALAWI WHERE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
MALAWI WHERE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT FREE AND MOST FAMILIES
IS NOT FREE AND MOST FAMILIES CANNOT AFFORD THE TUITION.
CANNOT AFFORD THE TUITION. WHEN A FAMILY CAN’T AFFORD TO
WHEN A FAMILY CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY HIGH SCHOOL TUITION, THEY
PAY HIGH SCHOOL TUITION, THEY ARE LIKELY TO SEND A SON INSTEAD
ARE LIKELY TO SEND A SON INSTEAD OF A DAUGHTER.
OF A DAUGHTER. SO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
SO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE FOR GIRLS IN MALAWI IS JUST
RATE FOR GIRLS IN MALAWI IS JUST HALF THE GRADUATION RATE FOR
HALF THE GRADUATION RATE FOR BOYS, AND THAT’S WHY OUR
BOYS, AND THAT’S WHY OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS FOCUSED
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IS FOCUSED ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION.
ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION. IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO GIVE THIS
IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO GIVE THIS YEAR, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING
YEAR, PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING PASS THE WORD ABOUT THE KIND
PASS THE WORD ABOUT THE KIND FUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
FUND ON SOCIAL MEDIA. MEGAY TOLD US HER NEW DESK
MEGAY TOLD US HER NEW DESK INSPIRED HER TO WORK EVEN HARDER
INSPIRED HER TO WORK EVEN HARDER ON HER DREAM OF BECOMING A
ON HER DREAM OF BECOMING A NURSE.
NURSE. TOMORROW ON GIVING TUESDAY, IF
TOMORROW ON GIVING TUESDAY, IF YOU GIVE A DESK OR SCHOLARSHIP,

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