Embracing my Differences, Learning to Accept Cone Dystrophy, and Reaching for the Stars

At the age of fourteen, I was faced with a brutal reality – one I did not see coming – literally. Two words changed my life forever: cone dystrophy. At the time, I wasn’t ready to accept this rare eye condition, not to mention the term “legally blind” that followed it. And why should I have been ready? My Sicilian birthplace in Italy gave me no support or tools because teachers and peers only viewed me as incapable in every way. Thankfully, my parents were not ready to give up … Continue reading Embracing my Differences, Learning to Accept Cone Dystrophy, and Reaching for the Stars