Blind Freshmen

Blind freshman summits Kilimanjaro, meets president

By Mason Smith ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Imagine a world where the only thing you can see is a blurry vision of the object you are looking at.

How would your life change if that’s what you could see?

Maxwell Ashton ’14 has been living like this since birth. He has Leber’s Congenital Amaruosis (also known as LCA), a rare genetic eye disorder that often affects infants at birth or within a few years of living.