On the weekend of the November 5-7, 2010, I was invited to my first National Federation of the Blind of Ohio convention. While there, I learned that there is so much that people who are blind can do and not to underestimate them. I also learned that it is OK for me to be a person with albinism, who also has low vision.
During the convention, I also learned how to be more understanding. When I got home, the first thing I did was go to the National Federation of the Blind's web page and ordered my first cane. Hopefully the normal world will accept me now that I am embracing being legally blind. I met some many interesting people. My family has been enlarged so much now.
By bentcrazy39 from Springfield, OH
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Have you met or read posts from:just plain jo on this site. I for one have learned so much from her posts. Thank you for sharing.
I have been legally blind for over 15 years due to ocular histoplasmosis and I have learned to adapt my lifestyle with a disability to a normal world. I have learned to be independent in some areas of my life but I have learned also to depend upon family and friends for assistance when I need it.
Good job, bentcrazy, although I do wish you'd gone into more detail! Keeper, Bentcrazy and I live in the same town, so yeah, we knew each other before I joined the "blind side." I'm so glad I've been able to help you understand us blind folks better, though. Iit's sweet of you to say so! Hugs!
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