I felt like I’d been born into a prison without bars. I was born profoundly deaf and blind, leaving me isolated to the world around me. I was unable to connect with anyone and felt so lost.
At first, I was scared and overwhelmed. Everyone seemed so far away and I had no way to reach out. I remember lying in bed for hours, just feeling helpless and unable to move forward.
But then something changed. I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and decided to find ways to cope with my deafblindness. I started to research different resources and support networks for people like me.
I slowly made progress and started to learn different communication methods that allowed me to interact with the world around me. I felt powerful and independent, like I was capable of anything.
I eventually found a job, made friends, and found a place where I felt comfortable. I also met a wonderful man and we got married.
My life has changed so much because of my deafblindness. I’ve gained strength, hope, and inspiration that I never thought I would have. I’m so grateful for this journey and for the wonderful experiences I’ve gained along the way.