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I shouldn’t be alive: My battle with a near loss of eyesight

Anderson Gitonga is the chief executive at United Disability Persons of Kenya

Anderson Gitonga, 44, has low vision due to a condition known as keratoconus and has undergone a cornea graft.

My struggle with low vision began as a young boy but it was diagnosed a decade after I started having sight problems. I struggled in a regular school because the blackboard was blurry and copying classwork into my school books was humiliating. My academic performance was affected and recognising people and objects became a challenge.

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