Precious Perez, a soprano, gets into a public transportation system called "The Ride" after performing in the Handel and Haydn Society Vocal Apprenticeship Program's high school soloists winter ... more 
Precious Perez, a soprano, gets into a public transportation system called "The Ride" after performing in the Handel and Haydn Society Vocal Apprenticeship Program's high school soloists winter recital at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts January 8, 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 8, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION TRANSPORT) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 16 OF 19 FOR PACKAGE "PRECIOUS PEREZ - LIVING WITH BLINDNESS" TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH "PRECIOUS PEREZ" less 
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Fri, Mar 28, 2014 7:05 AM EDT