Daniel Kish’s blindness began at an early age. The California native lost both eyes to a form of cancer called retinoblastoma when he was a baby. But as far as Kish is concerned, he can see. And now he is lighting the way for others.
Kish was born with retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer which attacks the retina. He lost his right eye when he was just seven months old. And when he was 13 months old his other eye was removed in order to save his life.
However, Kish demonstrated his strong spirit even at an early age. During a Ted Talk in 2015, he described clambering out of his cot after the surgery to remove his second eye. Despite not being able to see, he toddled around the unit, probably, he joked, “looking for the [person] who did this to me.”