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"At Times, Being Disabled Can Be Godsend" by Deborah Kendrick
August 25, 2003

CINCINNATI, OHIO--Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Deborah Kendrick has been blind since childhood.

Through the years she has learned what she calls "workarounds", adaptations so she can live her life the way she wants.

Earlier this summer, she started experiencing another disability that limits the use of her leg.

Because of her life experience with blindness, Kendrick wrote Sunday, she is able to see her new disability from a "fresh perspective".

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"At times, being disabled can be godsend" (Cincinnati Enquirer)


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