mandag, juli 22, 2024
Home » The 16-Year-Old Miraculously Survived the Fire. Now, He Hopes Surgery Will Restore His Sight

The 16-Year-Old Miraculously Survived the Fire. Now, He Hopes Surgery Will Restore His Sight

When Zaid Garcia from Texas was two years old, a candle fell onto his bed, igniting the bedding. No one believed the little boy would survive. But he did.

– Now, I want to share my story to inspire others and show them that miracles exist, says Zaid in a YouTube video.

– When I was two and a half years old, my mom put me to bed, and a candle fell and the bed caught fire. I was severely injured. I’ve had so many surgeries that I can’t even remember how many. And I’ll probably have more skin transplants in the future. They amputated both of my hands, and they took all my fingers too. I have both my legs, and feet. I have five toes on the left and one on the right. I have one toe, Zaid continues.

Hopes to Regain Sight

The doctors were sure the little boy wouldn’t survive. But he did. Now, the 16-year-old hopes he will be able to see again. Zaid and his family have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the operation.

– The doctors sealed my eyes under the skin. I don’t know why they didn’t just remove them. Maybe because they knew it might be possible for me to see in the future, says the hopeful teenager.

– So now, I hope that I can see again. I have been blind since the accident. If I could have this operation, it would be the first time I could see properly. To see my family again after 14 years would be great, says Zaid, admitting that what he is most excited about is seeing his best friend, Julia.

– I would like to see her beauty, I think, he says.

A Difficult Childhood

Today, Zaid’s family has moved to the USA, where he attends a school for the blind. Today, he is doing well, but growing up wasn’t always easy.

– People are scared of me because of my appearance. And when I was younger, I tried to commit suicide. It was hard to fit in at school and make friends. I just wanted to be accepted, he says.
Appointed Honorary Police Officer

And now, the police in Texas have realized a dream he’s had since he was 10 years old. Zaid has been made an honorary member of the police force.

– This is one of the best days of my life. I told my mom I couldn’t believe it myself. Since my accident happened, I’ve been interested in protecting people. So my dream was to be a policeman, says the proud boy to Daily Mail.


Here you can watch an interview with the brave 16-year-old:

We’re dedicated to bringing joy and laughter to your daily life with our unique and engaging content. Our mission is to spread positivity through humor, insightful articles, and interactive media that inspire and entertain. Whether you’re looking for a quick laugh or something to brighten your day, Lattering.com is your go-to destination. Join our community and be a part of the fun – because everyone deserves a reason to smile!

Edtior's Picks

Latest Articles

Lattering.com is operated by Erte Media. Org number/VAT: 829495252. You can contact us by sending an email to contact@lattering.com

Lattering.com
We’re dedicated to bringing joy and laughter to your daily life with our unique and engaging content.