About Me

Screen Shot 2014-01-28 at 8.28.09 PMHello, I’m Mike Walsh – and on February 1st, I headed off on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

In 1997, I was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 2. I have a moderate hearing loss combined with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). My hearing has been stable my entire life, and with the help of hearing aids I am able to hear pretty well.

My vision is a different story. It is slowly starting to go. In 2011, my night vision became so bad, driving at night became dangerous.  In 2012, I stopped being able to drive all together. This past year, I began to use a cane. Today, I bump into things all day and everyday.  Crossing streets is a challenge. Everything is darker and all forms of light bother me.

My vision is going. The world will not wait for me to see it.

Update: I have visited 10 countries and 14 states on 6 continents since February. You can see my blogs here. Likewise you can follow and engage with me on my Facebook Page and other Social Media platforms.

The journey continues!

3 Responses

  1. Katie February 7, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Mike, I love that you’ve created this blog! I can’t wait to follow your journey…

    • Mike Walsh February 10, 2014 / 4:43 pm

      Thanks Katie, the pressure is on to keep it going! I am just so pro-Facebook!

  2. Britt February 25, 2014 / 2:38 am

    Mike, I’ve been to all 7 continents and out of all 7, I think you have to visit Antarctica! Amazing and unbelievably beautiful. I can tell you more details if you’re interested. I hope you will go! Britt

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