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Humoody´s way: Blinded at 2, Snohomish
boy lives with no holds barred

Herald [Everett, WA], by Amy Nile

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 7/20/2014 10:50:11 AM

Click, click, click. Click, click. Click, click. Click, click, click. That´s Humoody Jauda Smith using sound to see. At 11, he´s taking strides toward self-reliance with a different kind of sight. He was blinded at 2 when insurgents shot him in the face in Iraq. His family sent him from Baghdad to Snohomish with hope that American doctors could restore his vision. After discovering that wasn´t possible, his host parents, Randy and Julie Robinett Smith, fought to keep him here. Now, they´re giving him the chance to learn to live independently. And he´s surpassing expectations using new techniques and technologies.

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An amazing story.

Source corrected to site style.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: calamity kate, 7/20/2014 11:25:41 AM     (No. 9932723)

This melted my heart! Thanks for posting. Needed some happy news this morning!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono, 7/20/2014 6:25:11 PM     (No. 9933068)

Totally unexpected story here. Thanks for the post.

For the safety of folks like this, please add noise to the virtually silent engines of all-electric vehicles.

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Humoody´s way: Blinded at 2, Snohomish
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Herald [Everett, WA], by Amy Nile    Original Article
Posted By: Maggie2u- 7/20/2014 10:50:11 AM     Post Reply
Click, click, click. Click, click. Click, click. Click, click, click. That´s Humoody Jauda Smith using sound to see. At 11, he´s taking strides toward self-reliance with a different kind of sight. He was blinded at 2 when insurgents shot him in the face in Iraq. His family sent him from Baghdad to Snohomish with hope that American doctors could restore his vision. After discovering that wasn´t possible, his host parents, Randy and Julie Robinett Smith, fought to keep him here. Now, they´re giving him the chance to learn to live independently. And he´s surpassing expectations using new techniques and technologies.



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