Madam Siti Hajar Abdul Gaffar has not stepped out of her flat in months.
A sudden infection in January left her blind and she has been afraid to venture out, becoming a prisoner in her own home.
But on Saturday (April 9), Madam Siti, 44, finally took her first steps out of her door and managed a tentative half-hour walk along the corridor of her two-room rental flat in Eunos Crescent.
She was accompanied by blind busker Suhaimi Roa who had heard about Madam Siti’s condition. Her plight was reported in The New Paper on Wednesday (April 6).