Sep 7, 2022
This comment hit me like a ton of bricks. We often get caught up focusing on what should we all be doing versus what we could do.
Kristin Smedley, author, advocate and mother to two blind children shares her story about how she came to terms with this. When her first son was diagnosed as being blind, she fought her emotions of all things he should do but won't be able to.
It was his ability to embrace the life he knew, where he was so happy, that opened her eyes to possibilities. Then when her second son was also diagnosed, she was ready to help him and his older brother focus on what they both could do, if given the tools and assistance.
How much do we who have all our senses miss because we focus on what we think we should be doing, in many cases to please others and in doing so miss the world around us.
A wonderful story about her journey as author, advocate and leader in the blind community focusing on changing the perspective of others.
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Kristin Smedley is the Best Selling author of Thriving Blind: Stories of Real People Succeeding Without Sight and a TEDx speaker. Kristin won the Champion of Hope Award and coordinated the first legislation in US history to be submitted in Braille. Kristin spoke at the FDA to achieve the first ever FDA approved gene therapy to treat blindness in the USA. Kristin co-founded Thriving Blind Academy to solve the unemployment, literacy, and financial crisis in the blind the community.
About Glenn Pasch
"Everyone finds themselves in charge at some point in their lives. Yet many of us lack the skills to generate consistent results. My goal is to help you learn the skills to adapt and grow in your personal and business life.”
Glenn Pasch is CEO of PCG Digital, a full service digital marketing agency that specializes in helping businesses create and deliver customers raving, recommending & returning for more. He is author of 2 books including "The Power of Connected Marketing" and has spoken and educated audiences throughout the US and internationally.
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