My Perspective: Blindness and Misconceptions Surrounding Being Blind

My Perspective: Blindness and Misconceptions Surrounding Being Blind

By Samantha Chase:

Samantha is a self-described, “blind as a bat” mother to two beautiful daughters. She is currently a student at the University of Montana and works as a peer advocate for individuals with disabilities at Summit Independent Living Center. Samantha has Retinitis Pigmentosa which is a disease of the eyes that causes blindness.

 

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