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Living a full life in spite of being blind

By Iacopo Luzi

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)

Blind woman’s blog gives others view of her world

By Iacopo Luzi

Sandy Murillo is a 28-year old woman who was born with glaucoma and lost her vision when she was just 2 years old.

Since she was a teenager, she has dreamed of working in the media, so she studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Champaign.


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