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Visionaries; The

The Chicago Lighthouse "Seeing Is Believing"

Close to 24 million Americans report that they are blind or have trouble seeing even with corrective lenses - a number that is expected to double by 2050 based on this country's aging population and the increasing prevalence of diseases that cause blindness. What's more, the average unemployment rate for people who are visually impaired is a staggering 70 percent. Something needs to change. The Chicago Lighthouse is attempting to move the dial in key ways. First, they are at the cutting edge of technology...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #2204

Friday, November 23 at 1:00 pm on 12.1


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Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train's sustainable model provides training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in more than 85 developing countries to provide 100 percent-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.