Blind gran, 92, inspires at Mandela Day

Blind gran, 92, inspires at Mandela Day

Johannesburg - A 92-year-old woman, who has almost completely lost her sight, has inspired hundreds with her contribution to Nelson Mandela Day.

The nonagenrian helped her daughter Diana Olds, knit woolen blankets that would be distributed to the less fortunate in Cape Town. 

Mrs. Olds posted a picture of her mother with two blankets on the 67 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day's Facebook page. 

She said her mom knitted mostly by memory and by feeling the wool between her fingers.

Said Mrs. Olds: "i am so proud of her."

Meanwhile, her post grabbed the attention of several on the charity's group. Several people congratulated her mother, saying they were blessed by the effort.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela is a group made up of regular citizens, who volunteer their time, yarn and skill to knit scarves and blankets for those who cannot afford to have one.

Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated on the 18th of July ever year (Madiba's birthday), in hour of the sacrifice made by the late Nelson Mandela. 

Watch a video about Nelson Mandela Day below. 

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