Fortunately this is not another stereotype story about a woman refusing to remove her burqa in front of her husband. On the contrary, it’s a very touching and heart felt story about a blind man. He lost his eyesight when he was 14 due to a rare disease that stopped his corneas from working. This did not deteriorate him from achieving his goals, in fact today his the governor of the college he studied in, The Royal National College.
The best part of his life was meeting Gurjeet. As surprsing as it may sound it was an arranged marriage. Initially he never thought someone would want to marry him.
Even on my wedding day my brother-in-law and I wondered if she’d turn up. But there she was, waiting for me. We have been shoulder to shoulder since.
After marriage he started a bussiness building computers, he would stay up all night with his wife building them, putting all the pieces together.
she was my eyes while I was building it, orientating me around the circuit board. Then she’d drive me around the country so I could deliver the computers to clients, with our two daughters in the back.
One lucky day, his friend rushed into his office saying he had read about a new technique that could certainly help him get his eyesight back. Two weeks later he was at an eye hospital having an experimental operation. And what happened after that, no one was expecting. It really is amazing how you get what you once lost and never thought to get back by standing strong and believing.
When they took off the bandages and cleaned up my eyes, it was like having Windolene cleaned off a window. I saw the doctor’s tie, then his huge smile, and then everything was crystal clear. When Gurjeet and the girls walked into the room, they were just as I had pictured in my mind. So familiar. I will never forget that moment. “I can see you,” I said to them. “I can see for miles.”
What happened was too good to be true, but it was. I cannot imagine what it’s like having the gift of eyesight after decades of sheer darkness. This is the best example of how positive arranged marriages can be and how strong will can take you to places you never thought were possible.[Source]
We all walked down to the seafront in Brighton. It was a beautiful day, and I was walking in front, holding the girls’ hands, showing off a bit. I couldn’t stop staring at everything. There was so much to take in. It was wonderful. I still have to pinch myself when I think about it today.