Zaheer Ahmad Zindani is an Afghan poet who was hit by a Taliban roadside bomb while riding in a bus when he was 17. His sister died as a result of her injuries; Zindani was left living in blindness. However, Zindani's mother was determined not to let blindness stand in the way of marriage. Her goal was not easy to accomplish.
"They would all say, 'We would happily agree if he hadn't been blind,'" Mr. Zindani recalled. "My mother would say, 'His eyes will be fixed.' They would say, 'Come back when they are fixed.'"
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"His Mother Worked to Find Him Love Despite War, Blindness and Loss"