Dr. Amit Patel is a proud father, a speaker, motivator and becoming an advocate for the Blind. After suddenly losing his eyesight six years ago, Amit was devastated and within 6 months he started to take charge of his situation and get on with the life he wanted.
He learned how to use the cane, read Braille, use assistive technology to gain back his independence. He did not want to be a burden on others and wanted to face the World and the challenges ahead of him.
Amit missed driving and with a bit of chance and a desire to drive, he was soon sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86 and navigating a racetrack. Yes, #StartYourImpossible.
Dr. Amit Patel may be using his doctoring skills when his kids get an owie and maybe address his possibilities of returning as a doctor in a few years.
Amit is a happy father, husband, son and welcomes every day as he has accepted his blindness realizing that he can do anything he puts his mind to.
Join Dr. Amit Patel and Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio and learn how Amit went from not wanting to face another day not being able to see to his drive in the Toyota sports car and beyond.
You can follow Dr. Amit Patel on Twitter @BlindDad_UK.
And a big shout-Out to Kingfish for his message and for his understanding and belief in the possibilities of Blind and Visually Impaired people.
Thanks CheeChau for your beautiful music and thank you all for listening!
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
To find your State Services in your State you can go to www.AFB.org and search the directory for your agency.
Check out the Blind Abilities Communityon Facebook, the Blind Abilities Page, the Career Resources for the Blind and Visually Impairedand the Assistive Technology Community for the Blind and Visually Impaired.