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This book will transform your idea of what is possible for people who encounter a devastating life event and will catapult your motivation to set extraordinary expectations for your own life.
Reality TV star, YouTube sensation, Teacher of Year.
Have you ever dreamed of having one of these titles next to your name?
Maybe you dream of climbing Mt. Everest or becoming a successful CEO of a national organization. Now, would you consider any of this if you were… blind?
Kristin Smedley’s two sons were diagnosed as blind when they were each just four months old. Having no experience with blindness, Kristin expected a life of challenge for her boys. However, eventually she met a few people that would change her perception of what is possible for those navigating the world without sight. She decided to set extraordinary expectations for her sons, equipping them with tools and resources to navigate their world. Soon, tears became cheers as Kristin celebrated her boys’ successes in school, baseball championships and theater productions. Recently, Kristin delivered her oldest blind son to college a thousand miles away from home. Kristin’s boys, like the people in this book, aren’t just surviving blindness, they’re thriving.
While the stories in Thriving Blind demonstrate how blind people used creativity and determination to live the life of their dreams, the lessons they convey about facing fears and crashing through society’s barriers are transformative for all who experience struggles.
The Thriving Blind Children’s Book is a fun, engaging story that introduces young readers to real life people that do interesting things in this world. With rhythmic, action text, it invites readers to see themselves in the jobs those featured have.
Each page has an exciting action for the reader to envision (a mountain climber climbing! climbing! climbing! a singer singing! singing! singing!).
The surprise: Although it is hinted at throughout the book, the reader does not find out until the end of the story that the stars of the story are all blind or low vision!
This powerful book will be available in a print + braille version so all readers can access it regardless if they have vision or not!
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Of all the programs that Kristin does, the school visits, whether in person or virtual, are her most favorite! She planned her whole life to be a teacher and impact thousands of children. Kristin was having the time of her life in the classroom when she suddenly had to walk away from her dream to instead teach her two blind sons how to navigate a world they could not see. Michael and Mitchell are college students now having more success than she ever imagined (she has been to Nashville to attend her oldest son’s album release party and to Colorado to see her younger son compete at the Olympic Training Center!) Kristin enjoys sharing their journey and their many fun stories as well as those featured in her book Thriving Blind with students of all ages. DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Kristin Smedley School Visits
Every school visit, in person or virtual, includes options for the school or individual students to purchase Thriving Blind at a discounted price. At in person events Kristin will include time to sign the books. If virtual events are planned enough in advance, Kristin will sign the books before they are shipped.
THANK YOU for your interest in helping us feature wonderful individuals that are following their dreams and living their passions, without sight!
While submissions for Kristin’s first book are CLOSED, we are still accepting suggestions of blind and visually impaired adults and children that are Thriving Blind for the next book. Please take a few moments to contact us and we will contact you if we have room for your suggestion!
Stay tuned for updates on the AUDIO book release date – and the children’s print/braille version COMING SOON!