Entries by Michael Fembek

The Story of Yi-Hsuan: Rebuilding a life after blindness

“I barely spoke to strangers and now I am selling to them.” Before Yi-Hsuan lost her eyesight she worked as a designer who created visual compositions. Even as a congenital glaucoma patient, she never thought that blindness would come so soon. “Several years ago, after my sudden retinal detachment, I lost vision permanently, and from […]

The Story of the Twin Sisters Syuzanna and Ruzanna: Overcoming physical and psychological barriers to study and work

“Now we are students at the Ijevan branch of Yerevan State University” We are 22-year-old 
Ruzanna and Syuzanna, twin sisters,
 born in the village
 Koghb in Tavush
Marz, Armenia.
 Unfortunately, our
 past 22 years have
 not always been easy, as we have functional limitations of movement – best known as cerebral palsy. Since childhood we have […]