Elizabeth Pizzarello: How do you build confidence after losing your vision?

Elizabeth Pizzarello was born a sighted child in the Bronx, New York. Her unexpected journey started two weeks before her college graduation when doctors told her that she was to be blind by age 40. It happened earlier; Elizabeth was blind by 38. Elizabeth wants share with our audience that even throughout one’s academic journey, dreams can be altered by unexpected circumstances. Bad things happen to good people. When doctors told her she was losing her vision and would go blind, it rocked her world. The good news is that the talents and skills one acquires can be used to overcome obstacles. They are never lost. You can change the outcome of your story. One just has to learn to pivot!

In episode 393 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like for Elizabeth to grow up in the Bronx, why she chose Cedar Crest College, what was Elizabeth’s reaction when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and she knew should would lose her vision, what her reaction was 10 years later after a lens implant procedure to restore some of her vision, how she made the shift from blindness to a a high tech implant, how you can build confidence after catastrophic loss, what are the misconceptions about blindness, how she cooks and serves meals today, and more about her book called “Eclipsed”. Enjoy!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X0Bz8KbRDw