Sixteen Year Old . Khenemone Chanmeechai Stands In The Doorway Of The Blind Woma ...
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Description: Sixteen year old . Khenemone Chanmeechai stands in the doorway of the blind womans dormitory at the National Rehabilitation Center in Vientiane , Laos . She lost her vision at age 9 as a result of conjunctivitis . By the time her parents got her to a hospital in Vientiane , the damage was irreparable and the doctors told her she would not see the world again . She gradually lost her vision . " It is so hard to live my life but I have to carry on " she says . She is now a singer in a band known as Noun Phalangchai Band . " I try to sing with my friends by using memories . " " Singing lets my mind be happy . "
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