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NFB's Reach for Your Dreams: Jake Olson Audio

Jake Olson tells how he was able to achieve success despite the obstacles he encountered in a seminar sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind on May 14, 2011

Taken from Jake’s website

“Jake Olson is 13 years old, a resident of Huntington Beach, California and an 8th grade student. When Jake was 8 months old, he was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye before the tender age of one and in November 2009 Jake lost his right eye after battling the cancer for 12 years. Jake confronted many challenges during his battle and has used his experience to better himself as a person and develop a strong faith in God. Jake wrote a book when he was 8 years old to uplift and encourage other children who were battling cancer and other diseases. Jake has shared his book and faith with countless others, including both adults and children that have been touched by his story. Jake is in the process of writing a second book which will be out early next year 2011. He has a wholesomeness to his heart and spirit for life beyond his years.”

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