Sep 06, 2021
By Jordan Chakravarty
Coming up this week on Finding Your Bliss, we meet a spectacular person who became blind before the age of three and overcame so much adversity with her positive and incredible attitude. Ruth Vallis went to the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford for 2 years, when she was only six years old. When she returned with many skills such as learning how to read Braille, she was the first blind student to be integrated into the public school system in Toronto. Upon graduating from Bloor Collegiate, Ruth went on to London, England to study physiotherapy at the North London School of Physiotherapy for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
She graduated in 1984. She was so highly skilled that she got a position at Shelton and Associates Physiotherapy upon her return to Canada and then got an incredible position at Hillcrest Hospital, which became The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute at the University Health Network, (UHN). After retiring in 2015, Ruth wrote a book, a memoir called Love is Blind, which is not only a page-turner, but is beyond inspirational and is a shining example of how you can turn obstacles into stepping stones. In a fascinating and soulful interview, you will get a glimpse into a truly remarkable life.
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