My friend Rodney is celebrating 21 years living in his own apartment and 22 years holding the same job. He is an Orange Belt in karate and won 3rd place in a karate tournament. I am honored to have been his job coach, his karate teacher, the person that left him alone for his first night ever in his apt and now to still be his friend. He attributes much to me. And yet- I have learned so much from him.
Rodney is totally blind since age 12, scoliosis, a heart condition, one leg shorter than the other, totally deaf in one ear and hearing impaired in the other. He doesn’t like people to think/ talk about his blindness… He wants people to treat him “normal.”