Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As I See It - An Interview with Tom Sullivan

Born prematurely in 1947 and as a result of too much oxygen, Tom Sullivan lost his eyesight.  Growing up feeling isolated in a fenced backyard, he heard the sounds of the world around him and he wanted to be a part of it.  Everything changed when he decided to jump the fence and discover what was on the other side.

As I See It: A Perspective on Life, Love, and Purpose is Tom's inspirational memoir where he shares moments in his life that would allow him to become an acclaimed entertainer, actor, musician and author.  But not only that but also how he experienced God's grace during a life-changing moment.

During my conversation with Tom we talked about the victories and failures in his life and those moments that brought him the greatest joy.  To listen click here.

In As I See It, Tom shares insights he gained including a person's true worth, growing close to others without exceptions, how to celebrate individual uniqueness and thoughts on other issues including:
  • Societal Labels
  • Pride
  • Interdependence
  • Faith
Tom believes every person living with a disability has a unique gift to offer society.  His hope is that we can make a difference by having more interaction with those that are disabled and offering them a proper education and opportunity to participate in some facet of employment.

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