Mitch Weber Blog: Alphapointe Blind Workers Inspire

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and as I look back on the stories I covered this week I am very thankful for my health and the people around me. Tuesday, I talked to family and friends of a 14-year-old girl who suffered a stroke and is now trying to recover from a condition normally only older adults deal with. How scary! Today, I met people at Alphapointe, who are blind or visually impaired.

One of the employees is named Chris Montavon. Seven years ago, he went to get laser eye surgery and discovered he did not qualify because of a hereditary disease that could one day take his sight. Today, his sight he says is like looking through a straw. He is preparing for the possibility of being completely blind. He is learning to how to use a cane while blindfolded and learning to do everything we take for granted because we can see.

I have seen many people post on Facebook, including my sister and niece, all month long what they are thankful for everyday. I will admit I mocked them at first, but after this week I know I can find 30 days worth of things I can be thankful for including my sight and my health.

What are you thankful for this year?

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