Rocco Fiorentino, a young 5th grader in New Jersey wants to make sure the state doesn’t cut funding that will reduce his opportunity to continue learning Braille.
"Without Braille, I could not function in school, I could not read books and, most importantly of all, I may not ever be able to get a job,"
So what does he do? He visits and talks to Jersey legislators, of course!
One legislator’s reaction:
"Rocco, you may be blind but you were certainly extremely effective today," Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, told the youngster.
That is just stupid! "You may be blind but…" What does being blind have to do with being effective? I know I talk about it a lot, but it really goes to the way blindness is perceived by many people.
Rocco, keep doing your thing, you are an example to all. If you don’t like the situation do something to change it!