Classmates spent 1,500 hours in secret making braille yearbook for blind teen who had no idea

High school life may be difficult, to put it mildly. Even the most socially skilled children find it difficult to navigate the scholastic maze while dealing with raging hormones, unmanageable pressure, and future anxieties.



So, please remember others who are faced with much greater challenges. Teenagers like RJ Sampson, a 2019 senior at Colorado’s Conifer High School.

RJ was a smart young guy who liked coming to school, but he had an additional challenge to deal with since he was sight impaired.


Being vision impaired can make things more tougher and can undoubtedly diminish the beauty of some things that the rest of us take for granted. However, it may not significantly lower the quality of daily life.

like a yearbook, as an illustration.

It’s hardly surprising that RJ was at a disadvantage considering how much of a yearbook’s appeal is derived on the visual (photos, humorous language, etc.).



RJ eventually worked up the guts to ask his study hall instructor when she would create a braille yearbook on the last day of his first year.
Although Leslie Thompson, the instructor, felt it was a great concept, it might not have been practical. After all, producing a braille yearbook is a labor in and of itself that is difficult enough.

Little more was stated as the years went by. RJ was forced to embrace the notion that he would never get to fully appreciate a yearbook as they came and went.

Then, during his senior year, Leslie and the yearbook committee secretly spent more than 1,500 hours creating a unique yearbook for RJ.
Yes, they converted the yearbook to braille and gave it to him in front of the other classmates.

RJ remarked, “It was really great that the kids and staff went above and above to construct one for me. “There aren’t really any words I can use to convey this.”



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