Legally Blind Author with Cerebral Palsy
I'm a legally blind author with cerebral palsy who has one published book so far. I was born prematurely at 24 weeks gestation. I weighed 1 pound, 13 ounces. My parents were told that I would die as soon as I was born because my lungs were so underdeveloped. In fact, I was baptized right after I was born. I also did come very close to dying. At one point my parents were called up to the hospital to say goodbye, but I pulled through. I remained in the hospital for 4 months. There were many touch and go moments, even times when my parents were told to "pull the plug" since I would be a "vegetable", yes those exact words were spoken to my parents. I am blind, due to the oxygen that kept me alive and I have cerebral palsy, because of a brain bleed I experienced. But I also was a successful student who attended regular classes. I am a published author and I continue to write. Far from the "vegetable" diagnosis!! I use Braille. The cerebral palsy limits me to the use of one hand, my left. I am actually legally blind. I have limited vision in my left eye and none in my right. I can watch TV, watch movies, and play video games if I sit close to the TV screen. Links to all my social media will be posted in a comment.