Sunday, 11. May 2008
Extraordinary People - The Boy who Sees Without EyesBlind since age 3, Ben Underwood skateboards, shoots hoops and plays video games. How does he do it? Just like bats and dolphins: The technique is called echolocation.
A big part of the reason Ben has succeeded is his mother, Aquanetta Gordan, who made the decision long ago never to coddle her son. "I always told him, 'Your name is Benjamin Underwood, and you can do anything,' " she says.
While many blind people listen for echoes to some degree, Ben's ability to navigate in his sightless world is, say experts, extraordinary.
See by yourself and visit also Ben's own website.
Happy Mothers Day to all Moms out there!