My grandfather—George R.—is my hero. He was born blind and against all odds he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his BS. His seeing-eye dog was the first dog to graduate with a blind student. He also attended Carnegie Tech (Now Carnegie Mellon University) and received his MS in Social Work. He became the first blind juvenile probation officer in Allegheny, PA. He just passed away this time last year. The things judges and colleagues said about him in the paper in his obituary still make me cry. Pap-Pap showed me that ambition and not letting people tell you that you can't—means you can!!
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