Nooria Nodrat was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and has had glaucoma her entire life. When Nooria moved to New York, she was attacked, which caused her to become completely blind. Despite her disability, Nooria continued her education, started a nonprofit organization and raised a family. (Summary Written By: Ilana Luther)
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