Marx Melencio, Blind. Entrepreneur. Hero.

I was buying fried rice at a neighborhood food stall in the Philippines when I was gunned down. It was November 2003. I went from a man to a cowering little boy. The first bullet went through my chest. After a blink of a second, a bullet went through my head from a gun poked … Continue reading Marx Melencio, Blind. Entrepreneur. Hero.

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An Artist: How Technology Helped Emilie Gossiaux Overcome Blindness to Rediscover Her Process

On October 8, 2010, Cooper Union art student Emilie Gossiaux was hit by an 18-wheeler truck while riding her bike to a studio in New York City. She sustained a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures to her skull, leg and pelvis, and her heart had stopped beating for nearly one minute. Doctors asked Emilie’s mother, … Continue reading An Artist: How Technology Helped Emilie Gossiaux Overcome Blindness to Rediscover Her Process

Black Eyed Peas rapper apl.de.ap on Apple and the blessing of challenges

The Black Eyed Peas’ co-founder apl.de.ap is at the top of his game in the music industry and a total Apple fan. He’s also just beginning to speak out about his journey from a young boy with a visual impairment to his current status as a star vocal coach on The Voice of The Philippines. … Continue reading Black Eyed Peas rapper apl.de.ap on Apple and the blessing of challenges

Blind judo athletes integrated at European Games

The inaugural European Games in Azerbaijan are breaking new ground for disabled athletes. In what some see as a trial run for the eventual inclusion of disabled sport into the Olympics, blind judo is a fully integrated part of the European Games program and counts toward the overall medal table. At Friday's blind judo competitions … Continue reading Blind judo athletes integrated at European Games

Happiest Pinoy 2015

Richardson Navor, a 28-year-old financial analyst with cerebral palsy was hailed as the happiest Pinoy in 2015, receives P1 million and a plaque from Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe Lhuillier and Cebuana Lhuillier president Jean Henri Lhuillier. Read the full story at PHILSTAR.COM HAPPIEST PINOY Official Website