Maureen Reid, 44, lost her vision when she was 27 because of type 1 diabetes.
Today she works as a job placement counselor at the Chicago Lighthouse, a non-profit organization that assists visually impaired people all over the country.
She agreed to be followed by Medill Reports during the month of May. This photo essay shows how Reid lives a full life.
Photo on top: Maureen together with her dog Gaston on the CTA (Iacopo Luzi/MedillReports)