Stories Of A Lifetime: April 7, 2016

Photo by ZACHARY ERWIN

Photo by ZACHARY ERWIN

I used to buy braille books from the American Printing House for the Blind when I was in school, and I have always considered them as the best in the world. I said to myself, ‘Why not be part of the best?’ I moved to Louisville with my daughter. What I like about Louisville is its nickname: the City of Possibility. My daughter and I found out that, here in Louisville, it is possible to finish college without getting buried in debt and find meaningful life no matter where you came from, no matter what your situation is.

– Bonifacio Lucio


Photo by BILL WINE

Photo by BILL WINE

I lost my sight when I was 10 years old to a brain tumor, and my life was forever changed. But my dreams didn’t change. My goals of having a rich and rewarding life, dreams of having a career and of being successful and above all contributing to my community – those are goals I had as a young child before I lost my sight, and those are goals I didn’t lose, that I didn’t let go of after I lost my sight … And in 2008, I was appointed by Governor Beshear to be a judge and became the first and still the only blind judge ever in Kentucky.

– Judge David Holton