Hello! My name is Caitlin Sarubbi, and I was born with ablepharon macrostomia.  This syndrome left me legally blind, partially hearing impaired and have undergone over sixty-two reconstructive surgeries to date.  However, 22 years later, I am an undergraduate at Harvard University, studying social and cognitive neuroscience, and a Paralympic ski racer, who competed in all five alpine events at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver, BC.

I am hoping that through my story I can show you that just because you are disabled, doesn’t mean you are “not abled,” just that you are “differently abled.”  I want to instill in you that someone with a disability can accomplish as much, or even more, as anyone else.  With support, hard work and determination all of your dreams can come true.

Please visit my Web site, www.caitlinsarubbi.com. I look forward to meeting you all!

Caitlyn will speak at the NFED National Family Conference in Orlando, Florida, July 18-21.

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