Historic Markers Across Georgia



Sightless Among Miracles



Marker ID:  
Location: in the garden of The Carter Center, 441 Freedom Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 46.007    W 084° 21.391
  33.76678333    -84.35651666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Panel 1
For hundreds of years, a child leading a blind elder has been the fate of families stricken with river blindness (onchocerciasis)in Africa and Latin America. Now the demise of this ancient scourge is in sight, thanks to a drug

Panel 2
donated by Merck and Company and distributed to millions of people by The Carter Center, the River Blindness Foundation, and others. This bronze sculpture was created by R. T. Wallen and donated by John and Rebecca Moores.



 
Notes:

Part of a Sculpture.


Explore more:
Wikipedia: Onchocerciasis
CDC: Onchocerciasis

 

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