BROOKLYN -- (WPIX) -- Julissa Marquez from Bed-Stuy is defying doctors who told her she could never see again. Three years after a blinding attack, she's being called a miracle.
In the summer of 2013, Marquez was savagely stabbed by her ex-boyfriend inside her Brooklyn apartment. He plunged a 12-inch knife into her head, causing severe injuries to both of her eyes.
Their 12-year-old son witnessed the attack and called for help. By the time Marquez arrived at the hospital, doctors said her injuries were so bad she had little chance of seeing again. But Marquez underwent 10 surgeries and regained 30 percent of her eyesight back but now with the help of a new device she's able to see her young son grow into a young man.
"With these eyeglasses I can see perfectly clear," Marquez said. "It was amazing, it was amazing. That either or now I can see my son get married, when he has his children I can go see them."
KFOR / Pottawatomie County