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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Leticia de Guzman

Leticia de Guzman came to America from the Phillipines in 1968.

She has a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Letty was born with poor vision, but there was no doctor in the area of the Phillipines where she lived to diagnose her. In 1971, Letter was finally diagnosed with dry Macular Degeneration. In the mid 80s, whe became legally blind and lost her color vision.

Letty signed up for the Lighthouse of Southwest Florida in 2016 and took her first art classes. She uses an app on her smart phone to help her with colors. Letty paints from her imagination and from images where she continues to improve.

Tinuy-an Falls, Surigao, Phillipines