Since birth my parents were concerned with my eyesight. Ophthalmologists were convinced what what I had was merely poor visual acuity that could be corrected with glasses. As a child it was difficult because, for some reason, daylight would drastically affect the way I perceived the world.
Everyday activities such as reading, taking notes, and playing sports were a struggle in certain cases. Nevertheless I continued on with my life. I never attended any special schools, and I participated on every
athletic team you could imagine.
At the age of 16 I experienced a life-changing encounter with an ophthalmologist. I was diagnosed with a visual eye disorder called Achromatopsia, which is also known as day blindness. The retina of the eye is incapable of filtering out light, which explained the obstacles I had been facing in my childhood.
As a teenager, finding out I had a disability was heartbreaking. No adolescent wants to be categorized as legally blind or disabled (even if you are). The next two years of my life were miserable: Doctors telling me to visit the Division of Blind Services, and even letting me know that I would never be able to drive a car. Telling a 16 year old he can’t drive is like telling LeBron James he can’t play basketball anymore.
When I finally hit the age of 18 I was introduced by a friend to weightlifting and living a healthier lifestyle. Immediately, after only a few months of altering my lifestyle and being actively involved in fitness activities, consistent training, and proper nutrition, I felt like the king of the world.
There was no better feeling than the day when I began to see results. I started receiving complements from people, and realized that just because I have a disability doesn’t hold me back from doing anything.
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