A Miracle Headbutt

A Miracle Headbutt


WW2 veteran, Don Karkos, who was blinded in his right eye when he was hit by shrapnel could see again after being headbutted by a pedigree racehorse.


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Doctors tried in vain for 64 years to restore Don Karkos's sight, until My Buddy Chimo stepped in. Hours after the horse smacked the 82-year-old paddock security guard in exactly the same spot as the shrapnel gashed his forehead in combat in 1942, he realized his vision was returning.

"I was putting a collar around his chest, and he whacked me real hard with his head," Mr. Karkos told. Being kicked is part of the job, but I've never been hit that hard. I was pretty shaken up, kind of dazed. Then, later that night, I started to get the vision back in my right eye. It was unbelievable. I've been seeing doctors all my life, and they've always told me there is nothing can be done."

Although his vision is still not perfect, Mr. Karkos has been able to see about 15ft with his damaged eye since the incident at the Monticello Raceway racecourse in New York state.


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