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When I've gone blind, it seemed like they buried me alive!

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January 29, 2021
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“I wake up, sit down ... While sitting I say to myself: “Well, are you still alive? Can we handle it today? Do you want to eat? Let's go shopping". It has lasted 11 years! After my TV went out of order, I have been lost completely. I don't know when the day comes, when the night comes, what date it is. I go out and wait until someone greets me to ask them what day it is, what time it is, what is happening in the world ... Then I pick myself up, take my stick and go to the nearest store to buy some bread. Though I'm blind, I still need food. The store seems to be close, but it takes me three hours to get there. Sometimes a cow butts me, or I run into something, fall down, lose my orientation, turn off the road...
Charity number:
$ 1,591.22
( 285 Donors )
Project completed!

Happiness, how does it feel for touch?

“I felt alive again, thanks to you! How can I thank you?” - Vladimir almost rushed to hug us. – “Please, come in, take a sit! Do you see how cozy it is here now? I have a new sofa, table, chairs. I can’t see those beautiful things, but I can touch them, and it feels gorgeous.

Not so long ago, we told a sad story about a once strong, healthy and hardworking man who became a cripple because of criminals, lost his family and was left all alone - blind and poor. “When I've gone blind, it seemed like they buried me alive!” That’s how we called a post about Vladimir Chulukhadze -

Poor man could not even imagine that so many people would take his misfortune to heart and would decide to support him. You turned his life around and made him believe in human kindness again. Now Vladimir is sure that his life did not end when he’s gone blind eleven years ago. He is unable to see, but he feels your warmth with his heart!

Vladimir finally felt happy!

- Vladimir, could you please tell me, how did your life change after we have published an article about you?

Vladimir: How did it change? It’s thanks to you that I realized I am still alive and there are people who are not indifferent to my life, that I am not alone in this world. You brought me so many gifts and made my everyday life much easier. And although I cannot see all this grace, I feel it with all my heart!

Oh, how bitter my life used to be... Although I could not see the poverty around me, I still convinced myself that I didn’t care, if I only had my daily bread. But now I can admit it: I was just trying to deceive myself, to dull my pain. This terrible pain of loneliness and despair. I don’t even want to recall it because I move at my home in complete darkness by touch. If anything happens to me, there is no one to take care of me. I had no amenities, I used to sleep on an old broken couch, the floor was completely rotten, I didn’t even have hot water, which one needs so much.

Now I have a huge king-size bed. They laid a new linoleum on the floor; I can use a bathroom. You also brought me a little sofa - it is so cozy. At first, I sat and stroked the soft upholstery with my hand and thought: “Is it true or am I dreaming?” I opened the tap to check whether I really had hot water now? I could not even dream about that before!

A new cozy sofa replaced an old and broken couch.

- You say that you are not alone anymore. Did anyone come to visit you after our publication? Have you acquired new friends? Maybe you want to single someone out?

Vladimir: Yes, of course! I tried to write the names of those who brought me foodstuffs, but I failed - I can’t see anything. But I remember a wonderful guy Valeriy from Tbilisi. He brought me a huge bag with foodstuffs by car. There were so many things - sausages, canned food, even coffee! Can you imagine? Also, some hygiene items - dishwashing gel, soap. Another young man came together with his wife and children. Together with Valeriy they laid the linoleum you brought me. My floor was good for nothing, and you helped me to resolve this problem. And a cupboard? You have to store dishes somewhere, and the old one fell apart completely. I don’t know how to express my gratitude.

“I could not even have dreamed about a king-size bed”

- Vladimir, do you remember any other names? Maybe someone else came to visit you?

Vladimir: Unfortunately, I don’t remember the names. I did not expect such a response. When I first received a call from your fund, hope started flickering in my heart, but I did not expect anyone to help a lonely cripple. Thinking who needs me? When even my daughter is busy with her own life and comes to visit me only occasionally... It is hard time for everyone now because of a pandemic and crisis. Everyone is trying to survive counting every penny. Each penny transferred to me in this hard time from everyone, is equal to a million to me! They probably, shared their last pennies with me.

Every morning I wake up in a new comfortable bed and feel happy

Four young men came to visit me from Tbilisi. They first called me and asked me what did I need the most. At first, I got shy, I did not want to bother them, but finally I admitted that I had only one chair at home, and that I have fixed it dozens of times. Do you know what they did? They brought me a new table and four chairs! I can’t see them, but I think my home became very cozy. I can feel this coziness!

I had no place to store the dishes and now...

– Did local authorities somehow react on our post?

Vladimir: What are you talking about? (Vladimir started waving his hands) I just don’t exist for them. I never saw any help from them! I don’t want even to talk about that.

- Vladimir, what does this support and help mean to you?

Vladimir: For once again I felt that I was alive, I realized that my life did not end 11 years ago when I’ve gone blind. I wake up in a comfortable bed, I’m feeling like a human being.

I can’t express it with words, but the feeling of gratitude overwhelms me! I am happy! I even think about getting married! Can you imagine? (Vladimir laughs shyly) Quite recently I met a wonderful woman, as lonely as I am... And may I be constantly in the dark, but with God’s help I will no longer be alone, and my life will take on a new meaning.

It’s all thanks to you and your kind readers! I used just to exist - I ate, drank, slept, did everything automatically... I thought everything was over for me. You just pulled me out of misery, you gave me hope and belief in a better future! Despite all unresolved problems I run with joy and gratitude into every new day!

Thanks to you we replaced a rotten floor with new linoleum

- Let’s talk about those problems. Maybe our readers could help you to resolve them?

Vladimir: It is so embarrassing to talk about them... You have done so much for me - I can’t ask you for more. But you know that I can’t work, I live on pension only. My dream is to have a TV! Mine was very old and it went out of order, and I lost connection with the world without it. I even used to talk to my TV, and now I don’t exactly know whether it’s morning or evening. What time is it? The news were the only entertainment for me. I have neither gas stove, nor fridge. This old one does not work at all. I would also be happy to have a blood pressure monitor, you know, the one you put on your arm.

But what I am talking about? I can only say “thank you” to all those kind people who lent a helping hand, who demonstrated such a boundless mercy and empathy. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank all of you again! God bless you!

“I can’t see it, but I feel this coziness with my heart”


Dear friends, your kindness brought back to life a person, who gave up on himself long ago. He thought he would never be happy. Having become a victim of criminals and having gone blind eleven years ago, he stopped believing in human kindness, and you brought this belief back to him! Thanks to you, his life has become much easier, and his everyday routine has become filled with joy. But we’d like to remind you that Vladimir is blind and lonely, he’s deprived of the opportunity to work, and his only income is a tiny pension. He still needs our support.

If you have a heavy heart because of everyday problems or unresolved issues, as a distraction just see our posts on Facebook, or better dial the number of any of our beneficiaries. Call him and you will forget about your problems. Because they are nothing in comparison with the problems of those to whom you opened your good heart and came to help in the most difficult moment of their life.

Our problems are noting if compared... Here are true misfortunes, in front of your eyes! Just thank the Lord for what you have. You are the happiest person in the world! Remember this and help those in need.

Unfortunately, problems of this and other families do not end here and now... Therefore, from time to time, look through the stories of unhappy people on our website, talk to them. Every time you dial the Phone of an unhappy person, God is blessing you! For sure! Go on helping these families! This is the best service to the Lord!

Your kindness is a chance for yourself to be happy in everything!

Friends, thanks again to all!

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