Hello! My name is David Martires a 28 year old guy with lots of plans, hopes and dreams. I am an ex IT employee for a small college in Alabama., I stopped working there, a little over two and a half years ago due to some health issues, which I will share with you a little later in this page.
My love for technology started back in 2006 when my brother bought his first computer, which of course I immediately took it as if it were mine. :), it was so interesting to me because I had never had so much technology on the palm of my hands. I started getting more and more into this technological world and the more time went on the more stuff I would discover so one thing led to another and that’s how I ran into things like blogging, torrents, OSs such OS X86 and Ubuntu which was the thing that inspired me to start this blog, it was something new and different for me.
At this point I was just graduating high school going into college and over the next years my love and knowledge for computers and internet grew quite a bit. The people in college would go to me to get their computer fix whether it was hardware or software related, I was sort of popular among them and around campus and some how it reached the ears of the guy in charge of the IT Department at the school which at the end of my college career offered me a job.
As I mentioned earlier I had to stop working due to a major health condition. In late 2007 earlier 2008 I started having severe headaches and problems with my eyes, my vision was blurry and it was very difficult to perform any of my daily tasks. The doctors diagnosed me with brain tumor a Pituitary tumor to be specific, I started taking medicine to shrink it but it never worked. In March 2013 unexpectedly I had to have surgery. What it was supposed to have been a surgery of one or two hours ended up been a nine hour surgery where unfortunately I lost my sight, it is only by the grace of God is that I am alive. A few hours after surgery the doctor told me and explained what happened, she told me that never in her years as a surgeon had seen a tumor like mine it was calcified meaning it was as hard as a piece of plastic and so big that it was occupying the empty space inside my head. ”
This experience, as ironic as it is has opened my eyes to many things that we all take for granted either because one or another reason. Some how wee found a way to forget the little things in life that are really important such as: God, family, relationships, loved ones even nature it self. Being blind is truly hard and absolutely life changing, as hard as it is to be this way I still thank God because I am better than other unfortunate people, I can walk, talk, touch I have a family that supports me a church that helps me and relative and friends that are always encouraging me and remind me that I am not alone, something that is constantly in my mind is that I am alive and it could have been worse but thank God that wasn’t the case.
If you’ve read this far I would like to thank you for doing so. I am going to do my very best to keep
the blog up to date by posting things on a regular basis.
In this blog I’m going to share my experience and knowledge that I’ve learned these past years as a blind person to other blind users and to non-blind users as well. Please if there is anything you would like me to talk or share just let me know and I would do my best to post them, also if you have any ideas, comments or suggestions for the blog let me know.
Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet and I really hope you will find something here that makes your day a little better, Cheers!