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Waltham man’s foundation offers education in India

MINDS OVER MATTER: Over winter break in his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, while volunteering at an eye clinic in India with the nonprofit organization Unite for Sight, Waltham resident Raghu Kiran Appasani (inset) gained first-hand understanding of the need for increased access to health care in the country’s rural sections.

At the same time, he became aware of an Indian cousin’s struggles against the social stigma resulting from seizures. According to Appasani, the eventual diagnosis of epilepsy is commonly misunderstood as a psychological, rather than neurological, condition in his extended family’s homeland.

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