Zach's Journey: A story of boyhood, bravery and blindness by Marc Ramirez
Approx. 7,980 words.
Published on February 14, 2012 by
The Dallas Morning News.
Rapidly and surely, Zach Thibodeaux is going blind — the result of a condition called cone-rod dystrophy, a degenerative disease that is destroying the cells of his retina and for which there is no cure. At the age of 8, he’s coping with questions that are hard to imagine: How do you prepare for a life of blindness? What would you want to see? What would you do?