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Wollongong City Council

Life of Triumph

This Book is a young woman’s story of living with a vision impairment.

Key points in this story include:

  • Born with vision impairment, and went to a special preschool for blind and deaf children
  • Didn't realise I was different until primary school
  • School intolerant of people with disability
  • Experiencing bullying and discrimination by classmates and a teacher throughout primary and high school
  • Being treated like I wasn't smart enough
  • Diagnosed with depression in senior years of high school
  • I went to university and for the first time was treated as an equal
  • The difference getting a guide dog has made to my life.

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