Photo Stories: Seattle's Deaf-Blind Community: ca_kmdi_05mary.jpg

\{quote}Sometimes I\'m afraid I\'ll wake up and not be able to see anything at all.\{quote} said Mary Polly Easley.  Considered legally sighted just a year ago, Easley who has Usher\'s syndrome 1, was born deaf and has rapidly deteriorating vision.  She can no longer drive, has trouble balancing and fears losing her independence, privacy, and opportunities for employment.  She regularly excerisizes with rocks at the beach to practice keeping her balance.  \{quote}I\'m frustrated with having to slow down.  My way of adapting is to say that I\'m just entering another dimension of reality.\{quote}
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\"Sometimes I\'m afraid I\'ll wake up and not be able to see anything at all.\" said Mary Polly Easley. Considered legally sighted just a year ago, Easley who has Usher\'s syndrome 1, was born deaf and has rapidly deteriorating vision. She can no longer drive, has trouble balancing and fears losing her independence, privacy, and opportunities for employment. She regularly excerisizes with rocks at the beach to practice keeping her balance. \"I\'m frustrated with having to slow down. My way of adapting is to say that I\'m just entering another dimension of reality.\"