Monday, November 30, 2009

going blind

I spent Wednesday afternoon with eleven-year-old Chad Lance of Dickens, Texas. Usually when you drive through Dickens (population 332) you think of TCS Ponderosa Grocery & Deli on Highway 82, voted among the top 50 barbecue joints in Texas; but now I will think of this inspirational boy. Although he has lost complete use of his left eye, and will likely soon lose sight in his right, Chad is an upbeat kid who loves his family and still keeps up with his school work and chores around the house. Read Joe Gulick's story - Child losing sight fights Stickler Syndrome bravely