But after having a fall at her home in South Florida and injuring her neck, she had an operation to alleviate pain in her arm and back. It also somehow corrected her vision.
She said: “In the mornings, I get up, and I look out here and the sun is coming through the trees, and the beams [are] coming down.
“Oh, God, it’s so wonderful to see.”
Experts believe that Mary Ann’s car accident may have partially blocked or kinked an artery in her spine, which caused her to go blind.