Zach's Journey: Heading to High School, Blind Teen Sees Opportunities Instead of Obstacles

FARMERS BRANCH — The students packed the auditorium, diplomas in hand, on a Thursday in late May: the newest eighth-grade graduates of Mary Immaculate Catholic School. Over cake, they and their families marked the transition from one life stage to another while reveling in memories of the past, played out on a screen high above the crowd.As the slideshow began, Zach Thibodeaux, 14, relinquished a stack of papers to his stepfather so he could focus on holding a cup of punch and a white cane. The graduates howled and giggled as the photos traced their lives from infancy to childhood to adolescence, but Zach could see none of this.“There you are when you were little,” his mother, Johanna Uek, told him as one photo appeared.  Continue reading...

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