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Fundraiser works to restore sight to blinded girl

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  She lost her sight at age 10 after being injured during a drive-by shooting. Now she hopes to regain her sight.

Family and friends of 21-year-old Savannah Sanders are hoping surgery will restore her sight. But they need $15,000. That's where family, friends and The Shelby County Community Charities pitched in to help raise money. They held a benefit today at Clear Creek Park with bands and bounce houses.

The surgery will use her own stem cells to help re-attach her cornea and retina.

"Overjoyed, I'm thrilled. I can't believe it but I'm ecstatic. I'm just thanking God he's really brought me through," says Sanders.

The surgery is not FDA approved.

She'll leave for Arizona in a month where she'll have a consultation, followed by the surgery.

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