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August 24, 2009
Dear President Obama:
I am writing to you to express the importance of Braille in my life. I lost my vision two months before my twenty-first birthday, and I am now thirty-seven. The first year was the hardest because all that I could think of was the things that I could not do.
I became a student at the Colorado Center for the Blind (CCB), where I now work as the administrative assistant. The Braille that I learned while a student at the CCB is now an important resource for me on the job. The ability to read and write is an essential skill for anyone who is living independently.