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Jake Gyllenhaal - New Eyes for the Needy
"I've been teased about being 'four-eyed' since I was a child—several generations of my family have dealt with severe myopia. When my grandfather got glasses for the first time, the world really opened up for him. That's why he always donated old frames to New Eyes for the Needy (new-eyes.org), which helps the disadvantaged get a free pair. Now I'm a spokesperson, and I hope to make my 96-year-old grandpa proud."
—As told to A.D.
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