Mr. Addi now sees his condition as a part of him and not a challenge that should stop him from giving off his best as a teacher.[/caption] Being left blind at the age of 19 due to unknown causes, did not stop a teacher in the Kasena-Nankana West District Assembly of the Upper East Region in his pursuit of education. While the unavailability of visually impaired tools and having to adjust to life without eyesight interrupted his life and studies, the ‘I can-do-it’ attitude that young Hubert brought to his life then meant there was no obstacle stopping him in the pursuit of his career ambitions. Now 32, Hubert Addi, who holds a Degree in Basic Education from the University of Cape Coast, teaches the English Language at the Tedam Junior High School in Paga. This is a feat he has achieved in defiance of the many suicidal thoughts that kept running through his mind during the initial stages of his condition as a man without eye-sight. [caption id="attachment_92283" align="aligncenter" width="600"] All effort to correct the developing eye defect did not yield the result[/caption] Mr. Addi now sees his condition as a part of him and not a challenge that should stop him from giving off his best as a teacher. He recounts that he lost his eyesight in an unconventional way that still beats the understanding of himself and his family. According to him, it all started in 2004 when he realized one morning that he could not “see anything”. He further stated that it happened at a time when he was almost about preparing to sit for his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). All effort to correct the developing eye defect did not yield the result, he said in an interview. “I realized this challenge in 2004 one morning and at the same time when I was about to write my BECE. We all didn’t understand how it happened. I was greatly disturbed and I even thought of committing suicide. it was difficult in that moment of my life, but with God, I managed with it, passed my exams and continued to the senior secondary school level. It wasn’t easy for me at the time at all. “It was during the completion year that my condition became severe. I couldn’t even see what I was writing. So I was made to sit outside while an invigilator read the questions to me. It was a difficult moment in my life and I even contemplated suicide”. According to Mr. Addi, the turning point in his life came when he came into contact with one Mr. Clement Apewe (Late). ” Mr. Apewe introduced me to the brail education. He later took me to the Wa School for the blind. It was there that I got my secondary education and learnt so many things that I initially did not know about. That was where I took it upon myself to make a change in my life. I didn’t allow the disability to decide my life”.