Sunday, June 8, 2014

Toddler has sight again after donation from complete stranger...


A New Mexico toddler who nearly lost her sight can see again thanks to a $35,000 gift from a total stranger.
Two-year-old Pamela Soto, of Hobbs, had a degenerative eye condition that put her on the verge of permanently losing her sight, local KOB-TV reported.
The brave tyke had already undergone one surgery, but it didn't fix the problem, and a last-ditch effort to save her sight was going to cost her family $35,000 they didn't have.
That's where local construction honcho Danny Watson stepped in.
Danny Watson owns a construction business in Soto's city. He said the surgery was something 'God needed us to do.'KOBDanny Watson owns a construction business in Soto's city. He said the surgery was something 'God needed us to do.'
Earlier this year, Watson made an anonymous donation to the family's fundraiser, which at that point had raised only $5,000.
Soto had the operation at a Michigan hospital in May and is on the road to recovery.
"They're just very, very happy," family friend Jessica Sanchez told the station, speaking about Soto's family.
Above, Pamela now wears glasses after her surgery. 'Words can't even express the way [the Sotos] feel,' a family friend said.KOBAbove, Pamela now wears glasses after her surgery. 'Words can't even express the way [the Sotos] feel,' a family friend said.
"Words can't even express the way they feel," she said.
Watson and Soto finally met in person last week.
Photos from the meet-up on KOB-TV showed the cute bespectacled tyke planting a kiss on the big-hearted construction maven's cheek.