Precious Perez and her teammates do conditioning exercises at a goalball practice in Malden, Massachusetts January 27, 2014. Sixteen-year-old Perez has been blind since birth. She lives in Chelsea, ... more 
Precious Perez and her teammates do conditioning exercises at a goalball practice in Malden, Massachusetts January 27, 2014. Sixteen-year-old Perez has been blind since birth. She lives in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a working-class city on the outskirts of Boston. Her life is both like and unlike that of many of her contemporaries, blind or sighted. She walks with a friend to their public high school in the morning, takes voice lessons, plays goalball, and spends her time on social media. Picture taken January 27, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 08 OF 19 FOR PACKAGE "PRECIOUS PEREZ - LIVING WITH BLINDNESS" TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH "PRECIOUS PEREZ" less 
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Reuters | Photo By BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 7:05 AM EDT