Degrees of disability

‘Almost blind’ since birth, at 30 Zohar Farhi is still struggling for the conditions she needs to be able to complete her academic studies.

By ORIT AGAMI
June 20, 2013 14:52
Zohar Farhi. ‘At some point, I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself.’

Zohar Farhi 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
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At first glance Zohar Farhi, 30, appears healthy and carefree, but in reality she suffers from an all-encompassing disability. Farhi was born in Argentina with the virus Toxoplasma gondii, which usually attacks a person’s hearing and later causes problems of vision.

In Farhi’s case, her hearing and intelligence were not harmed, but from infancy she did not react appropriately to visual stimuli and suffered from involuntary blinking.

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