BETHESDA, Md. (7News) — A Bethesda, Md. blind caregiver is being recognized for her service to seniors living in the community.
Michelle Lindsay is a legally blind immigrant from Jamaica who came to the Maryland area in 2015.
“I came to the United States with an issue going on with my eyes and it was too late for them to correct it,” Lindsay said.
Shortly before migrating to the U.S., she realized an issue with her eyesight would soon change her life.
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“Doctors discovered a lot of fluid in the back of my eyes," Lindsay explained. "When I checked, they found out both eyes were bleeding in the back of my head, it turned out worse.”
The Bethesda caregiver quit her aviation career to serve another passion--- caring for senior citizens at Griswold Home Care.
“I came here and realized that you could be certified as a nurse assistant so I went to school and took up the role,” Lindsay said.
Despite that, Lindsay does not keep her disability from caring for the elderly.
“Never stopped me and never will," Lindsay said. "They are happy and rely on you as a companion, they rely on you for basic daily activities that they are no longer able to do. That makes me feel very accomplished."