Ability Stories: Discussing the Successes, Challenges and Stories of People with Disabilities

Girl Gone Blind: The Story of Maria Johnson - Part 1

April 12, 2017

In 2013, at the age of 50, Maria noticed a blurry spot in her eyes. After working with several doctors, she found out she had a rare genetic blindness. This is her story of the last four years living what she calls, “my unexpected life”. 

Topics discussed in part 1 include the following:

  • Her experience with disability before she lost her sight.
  • How Maria lost her sight.
  • How Maria worked through her grief, including her experience with therapy and blindness training.
  • How Maria has continued to teach fitness.

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