26-Year-Old Black Man Celebrates Achievement As He Becomes The First-Ever Blind Person To Graduate From US University

26-Year-Old Black Man Celebrates Achievement As He Becomes The First-Ever Blind Person To Graduate From US University

Meet Loik Charles from Dominica who has become the first-ever blind person to bag a Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio Texas, United States.

Loik Charles suffered some challenges at a young age and this led him to become visually impaired. He said that he was born prematurely with cataracts and was given too much oxygen by doctors.

In his words, he explained to Dominica News “So the combination of these two messed up the membranes behind my eyes. I was told, I was not born blind.”

Despite his blindness, he went on to completing his high school education with an exceptional grade even though he was disabled. He proceeded to the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) and graduated with a Bachelor Arts in Sociology and a minor in marketing.

He said “I feel quite elated and ecstatic. It’s something that I have worked hard towards and I am thankful that God has blessed me to be able to see that day where I was able to cross the finish line of this chapter in my life.”

He added “I am like everybody else, you know. The only thing is I cannot see like everybody else, but it is not really a big deal.”

Congratulations to Loik Charles, we wish him all the best!!

Credit: Scholarship Region

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