Shamill Ferdinand, right, flashes her signature smile during an arts and crafts session at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Miami. Ferdinand, 39, was born with one eye and now has very limited eyesight. Unable to work much and nearly penniless, she’s hoping for a radio/CD player and a voice-driven laptop, provided through Miami Herald Wish Book reader donations. Ferdinand is a client of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, where she regularly spends her Fridays, and hopes soon to spend each weekday.
Shamill Ferdinand, right, flashes her signature smile during an arts and crafts session at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Miami. Ferdinand, 39, was born with one eye and now has very limited eyesight. Unable to work much and nearly penniless, she’s hoping for a radio/CD player and a voice-driven laptop, provided through Miami Herald Wish Book reader donations. Ferdinand is a client of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, where she regularly spends her Fridays, and hopes soon to spend each weekday. MARSHA HALPER Miami Herald
Shamill Ferdinand, right, flashes her signature smile during an arts and crafts session at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Miami. Ferdinand, 39, was born with one eye and now has very limited eyesight. Unable to work much and nearly penniless, she’s hoping for a radio/CD player and a voice-driven laptop, provided through Miami Herald Wish Book reader donations. Ferdinand is a client of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, where she regularly spends her Fridays, and hopes soon to spend each weekday. MARSHA HALPER Miami Herald

She can hardly see. But she has a vision. And a boombox will make her smile

December 18, 2016 09:38 AM

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