I never want people to feel bad for Tom. There is no reason to feel bad because he sure doesn't! Sad would be the last word you would use to describe Tom if you met him.
Yes, blindness presents challenges but our road to understanding how blindness will effect Tom's life has been long and often very encouraging. There are way fewer limits than we originally thought and technology is improving every day. The truth is that Tom will have access to many exciting opportunities because of his blindness.
Blindness is a challenge to face head on; that is the way my husband and I choose to view our son's blindness. I think we all know people in this life who are not disabled but are hampered by obstacles of their own making.
Why is it important to educate people about disabilites?Teen with Down syndrome stopped from boarding a plane.