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An 18-year-old, a non-profit, and a way to help save the vision of people living with diabetes
An optometrist holds equipment in front of a male patientNiki Mani is an 18-year-old with a non-profit organization that she runs to save the vision of people with diabetes. In the United states, there are 7.7 million people living with the disease and 1 in 10 of them will develop an eye disease directly linked to diabetes.

In San Diego County, where Niki runs her free eye clinics, her clients wouldn’t be able to afford eye exams, medications or other types of treatments necessary to save their vision. So, Niki’s organization, Stop Diabetic Blindness, helps to cover costs. Niki is on hand for every clinic to translate for the large Hispanic population and assist in any way possible.

She’s an inspiration to us not only because she is so young to be running this organization, but because she saw the need in her area and started working to meet it.

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Teen’s non profit saves diabetics’ vision

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