Essay on My Blind Friend Taught Me to See
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Helen Keller
Twelve years ago, at the birthday party of a friend, was the first time I met somebody my own age who had a disability. He was tall for his age, thin, and wore eyeglasses, just like I did. It was this commonality that initially attracted me to him, since I didn't know very many kindergartners who wore glasses. I had begun wearing glasses to correct a case of strabismus at age two, and was able to see perfectly when I put them on. However, I was not aware of the fact that his glasses did very little to sharpen his vision, and that he was legally blind.
On the last day of second grade, at the unofficial annual picnic at Westland …show more content…
While it is necessary to be aware of other's disabilities, they should not be the distinguishing factor between two people. As we continued through middle school, I realized that losing contact often causes one to lose sight of somebody's true personality, and the characteristics that make them who they are. However, I would eventually notice his maturity, perseverance and determination in all areas of his life, qualities which have led him to develop into a young man I truly admire.
During my junior year, we were placed in the same Aquatics class. I discovered our interests now differed, but that we had both