Finding my Vision in my Lack of Sight: My Journey from Blindness to International Gold Medalist
Growing up as typical as any child, I started losing my vision at age 10. 19 surgeries later, I was completely blind by my 17th birthday. Living a life as a blind person was not a choice I would have ever wanted, but instead of using it as an excuse to sink into self-pity and seclusion, Instead, I decided to transcend my circumstances and use my remaining abilities to forge myself into an athlete, nerd and activist.
I’ll be offering a candid look at my experiences as I was losing my sight, the struggles I faced from school to University to finding jobs, and what motivated me throughout my journey to make myself the best human being I could be through higher education, sports and fitness and being a strong voice for the disability and blind community. All questions are encouraged, from general to personal, so you have a chance to see (or not!) the world through my eyes to discover that lack of sight doesn’t mean lack of vision.
- Wednesday, March 21, 2018
- 4:00pm - 4:45pm
- Library 2nd floor