Posted Friday, July 12, 2002 5:05 AM | Contributed by Raven Maven
Last year while performing at Holiday World, entertainer Derek Daniel lost his sight due to an inherited condition. This inspirational teen is back on stage this summer.
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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
Wonderful. If I had lost my eye sight, I don't know what i'd do, at at age 19! I have tried walking around with my eyes closed to understaqnd blindness. It's not that easy. I take my healthy non-disabled body for granted way too much. Way to go Derek! Let's hope for a medical aceivement!
I feel sorry for him and what ever siblings he has. That's stupid that they won't let him have those records.
Long Live the Whizzer!
Stupid people suck.
Now this is the kind of news that more of the media should cover. This guy is very inspirational to others and I admire his courage to continue what he must love to do.
Tommy Penner - Variable X
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Cricket said: He should sue his parents for giving him a faulty gene.
LHON (Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy) is an inherited condition from the mother, not the father.
But it doesn't make what he said any less stupid.
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