Nick Gleeson has trekked great distances around the world, climbed Mount Everest, carried the Sydney Olympic torch, and completed an arduous 200km expedition across the Simpson Desert.
Blind since the age of seven, Nick lost his sight when an automatic supermarket door struck his head, causing a retinal detachment.
As he grew up in the working-class suburb of Broadmeadows, Nick taught himself to ‘see’ without seeing: learning the shape of each shoe so he knew left from right. Holding the huge, rough hand of his father. Smelling the well-worn vinyl of the family car.
Join The Many Ways of Seeing author Nick Gleeson at Five Dock Library as he discusses his heartwarming and inspiring life story.