We Can Do It!

I saw a documentary once about a boy who had lost his eyesight at age 3 from cancer. The boy was not told that he was any different than any other child. He was not babied or treated different from his siblings. He did not use a cane or a seeing eye dog.

He developed a sonar method of navigating himself around his house and his neighborhood. He would create a clicking sound with his mouth and he could flawlessly maneuver his way around by listening to the way the soundwaves would bounce off of the objects around him- like a dolphin uses echolocation. He played basketball, rollerbladed around the neighborhood, and played (and beat) video games, all without sight.

Never tell yourself that you can't do something.

SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
36-40, F
1 Response Mar 12, 2010

Yes, I believe we saw the same one! It really was remarkable!