IamA 17 year old blind guy who was shot by his father AMA!
My name is Ross Minor. I am 17 years old. When I was eight years old, I found out my parents were getting a divorce. My father, upset witht he divorce, shot me in the right side of my head while I was asleep. He shot and killed my brother Ryan, and then committed suicide. The bullet passed through my head and out my left temple and into my left palm. As a result, I lost my left eye, all the sight in my right eye, my sense of smell, I have depression, and PTSD. After everything that happened, I spent most of my childhood moving from school to school, trying to find a school that would adequately provide my needs as a blind student.
Me sharing my story at XMO, an extreme sports camp for the blind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hsfxVIRW-A
Me showing sighted people how I play Mortal Kombat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vivZNuUih7I
A newspaper article of when I first went blind: http://www.crimeincharlotte.com/man-shoots-sons-self/
Another article: http://www.crimeincharlotte.com/ross-minor-released-from-hospital/
An interview witht he news when I was in eighth grade: http://legacy.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/06/28/10755834/
XMO website: http://www.xmocamps.org/
Edit: I have to go to bed, four hours of nonstop answering questions is exhausting. For those of you just now seeing this AMA, feel free to keep asking questions. I will keep answering until this AMA is archived haha. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of me.
Edit: Hey everyone! I'm only going to answer questions that haven't been asked before. I've answered probably about 10 different questions a hundred times each. I'm sure if you skim through the comments you will find your answer. Thanks!
Edit: Hey guys, visit /r/blind if you want to ask other blind people questions.
Edit: So I've been thinking of creating a go fund me to raise money for an Xbox1 so I can play video games with everyone who has requested it. I haven't created it yet, and not sure if I will, but I wanted to know everyone's thoughts on the matter? If I did do it, I would only raise the minimum amount possible to pay for the xbox1 and the eq I need. I think I would also use it to start streaming on Twtich; you can do that right? Anyway, let me know what you think via comment or PM. Thanks!
Edit: Here's the linkt o my go fund me!
Edit: I created a fixed version of my MKX video. After a certain number of views, it wouldn't let me undo the stabilization.