Life is funny… sort of. That’s how Kristin sees it! Kristin Smedley is an award winning non-profit leader, TEDx speaker, and author – but she never planned on any of that.
however her personal path to greatness took an unexpected turn when two of her three children were diagnosed as blind. She had to learn the tools of blindness and build a team of experts that would help her navigate this path that she had not been trained for. Kristin’s two blind sons are now thriving. (taken from www.KritinSmedley.com)
Blind Abilities Teen correspondent, Simon Bonenfant, sat down with Kristin to talk about her book Thriving Blind. Kristin shares her experience from raising 2 sons who happen to be Blind, and how she found confidence from others who were living successful lives without sight. Her journey through education and meeting parents who faced the limited expectations gave Kristin the incentive to do more.
Learn about the foundation she created and what led her to write her first book, Thriving Blind.
You can follow Kristin on Twitter @KristinSmedley
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