Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blind Ambition

Today I wrote a speech about Louis Braille. He is the blind man who invented the raised dot system of reading and writing for blind people. He was only 12 years old when he started creating the system and finished it when he was 15 in 1824.

The ironic twist to the story is that he accidentally blinded himself with an awl when he was only three years old but then used the awl nine years later to punch the raised dots in paper as he developed the braille system.

I am fascinated and in awe of people who take disabilities, or trials, or bad things in their lives and turn them into something good. Louis Braille changed the world for millions of blind people.

I feel motivated and uplifted by this young French boy, if he could change the world, why can`t I?

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