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.