When I met Julie I was shocked by my own vanity.
I was giddy as I photographed her because, well, as you can see, she’s gorgeous.
But not only is she a beauty, she’s a survivor.
She’s found a way to transform her greatest handicap into her most valuable strength: gratitude.
I know the doctors say that Julie has trouble with her eyes, but to me, she has a flawless point of view.
It’s with great admiration that I share this chapter of Julie’s story…
I almost went blind when I was 10.
Submersed in the world of the sick during my hospital visits-
I saw the blind, I saw the children with Down syndrome, I saw the children with cancer.
My situation was nothing compared to that.
I decided to let my anger and frustration go.
I realized it was futile.
To this day I am not cured…but I am better.
Over time as I’ve encountered more people, my first impressions were proven wrong time and time again.
There is always something I end up liking about people.
In the end, truth is the best answer.