I have been registered blind all my life, and I have struggled coming to terms with it especially growing up. I never wanted to be seen as different or different from my peers especially at school. Bournemouth blind society gave me opportunities to meet other peers who were also visually impaired, and have helped me become as independent as I am today.
if you want to know more about my eye conditions, I made a youtube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG_icWzQ_c0
When I was diagnosed with my eye conditions the doctors said that It was unlikely i'd be able to go to a mainstream school and It would take me longer to develop things such as walking. However I went to a mainstream school and am now a third year psychology student at Winchester university. This Is due to many different aspects of my life, but bournemouth blind society defiantly played a big part.
I will be documenting this on my instagram - https://www.instagram.com/touch_of_tia/
And on my youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXRz9HXzhWN4e_i0WWhkAA
Thank you so much for taking the time to click on this page and read this! I am so excited to start this challenge on the January 1st and documenting it on my instagram and youtube! so defiantly follow me and subscribe so you don't miss an update!
More information about Bournemouth Blind Society: As the oldest independent Charity in Bournemouth, we support local blind and partially sighted people to lead active and independent lives. We offer Centre based Activities, Sports Groups and a Sight & Hearing Resource Centre. Our outreach includes Community Support, Emotional Support and Befriending. Volunteers help deliver our Services. We are a small self-funding charity. We receive no unconditional government grants and rely on donations and legacies. Thank you for your support!
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