Getting Beat by the Blind Kid with Cerebral Palsy

4 years ago

Ben

My nephew Ben was born prematurely with cerebral palsy. His seventeen years have been punctuated by painful operations. He has faced each one with courage and grace, hardly complaining, occasionally admitting that it doesn’t feel so great to have been dealt this hand. But his sly smile and hearty laughter show up more often than his complaints.

Recently, he went blind.

As the sight in first one eye, and then the other, slipped away, and the surgeries to save his vision did not help as expected, he learned to cope with this new loss.

With his limited control over his limbs, virtual sports have always been important to him, and he wasn’t about to let something like going blind stop him from enjoying his favorite video games.

Read more at (Don't Be) Too Timid and Squeamish

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