Walk by faith, and not by sight?
Ada, Oklahoma – – We all have difficulties that we have to overcome in our lives, some of us more than others. Alexandra Taussig is a prime example of someone who may have a little more to overcome than most, but as it turns out, she is doing splendidly.
Taussig was born in Missouri with a visual impairment that most of the Doctors hadn't encountered before. A rare atrophying of the muscles around the eye, making both focusing of the eye, and control of the eyelids somewhere between difficult and impossible.
By the age of six, the doctors did a through examination, and she was determined to be legally blind. While she can sometimes make things out with the small monocular she wears around her neck, actions like driving a car, or even crossing the street are often as not an impossibility.
That hasn't stopped her in the slightest though, if anything, its given her a reason and a direction to push forward. With her determination and tenacity alone, she seems set on making a name for herself in this world.
Even though she was born in Missouri, her parents moved to Oklahoma City when she was in her early teens. Along with her older brother and younger sister, they lived there for the better part of the next seven years.
Taussig went to a normal high school, and found that being around people who didn't cater to her disability made her push herself to new heights. She found that she excelled best, when the playing field was against her.
It seemed only natural then, that Taussig decided she wanted to go to college. Given her experiences in high school, finding a college that was for the blind and visually impaired didn't really seem to be a viable option. So she talked to her parents and began looking for an option that would allow her to have a normal colleProxy-Connection: keep-alive
“I heard from my school councilor that East Central University was good with people that have disabilities, She tells me, so I came with my parents to check it out, and two months later I was enrolled here.”