[Art_beyond_sight_educators] successful photographer

fnugg at online.no fnugg at online.no
Wed Apr 4 09:18:15 UTC 2012



But the now 27-year-old defied all pessimistic predictions by doing all 
that and more. Amy Hildebrand is now married with two children - neither 
of whom have albinism - and is a successful photographer.

Speaking to ABC she said: 'I was told I was going to have to go to a 
blind school and read Braille, but I still can't read Braille,' adding 
that she can do 'pretty much anything'.

At five-months-old, Amy became one of the youngest ever to receive 
contact lenses, which were painted with an artificial pupil to help her 
eyes with light sensitivity. Three months later she was able to identify 
shadows and shapes.

Articles were written about her in journals as the medical world 
marveled at the legally blind Albino child who was now beginning to see.

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