Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at the age of 12. He worked in the family business with his brothers until their father succumbed to lung cancer. Faced with his own mortality, Max then made some life-altering changes. He underwent gastric surgery and lost over 250 pounds. He started his own business, buying and selling amusement rides, and learned how to blog using software for the visually impaired. Overcoming many obstacles, Max made a name for himself online and now shares his experiences on The Blind Blogger.
In this episode we talk about the journey Max has taken to become the Blind Blogger, the challenges he has faced along the way, how he came to write his first book, his travelling adventures as well as his life as a blind man.
Max has a very positive, can do attitude towards life and he shares his philosophy. It was a fun conversation and enlightening for me as the wife of a blind man.
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Listen to my podcast with Max below.