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Vidor man regains sight after eye surgery
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Blinking... Something so simple for many people, but for Clinton Graves, it's something he's waited nearly five years to do.
In April 9, 2009, Graves and a few friends headed to another friend's house, but five miles later, disaster struck.
Troopers said a drunk driver slammed into the car injuring two others and sending Graves into a coma.
Graves suffered brain trauma and spent a month and a half in a coma. When he woke up, his speech, mobility, and right arm all suffered.
Added to that, he couldn't open his right eye.
"Doctors in Houston told me there's nothing that could be done," Graves said. "Go home and live with it. I went home with tears in my eyes coming from Houston."
But tears slowly turned to a solution. Years later, his father found a way to make his son better, and it was all thanks to a TV show.
It's called a frontalis sling, and Graves found a Houston doctor who was able to perform the surgery.
Not only can Clinton open his eye... He can also see.
And while most parents would be thrilled with this accomplishment, the elder Graves has more to get done.
He wants to focus on his son's arm next.