How One Man Kept His Blindness a Secret for 30 Years

Aired on 04/02/1998 | CC tv-pg
When Stephen Kuusisto was a young boy, he was like other children his age: He played with toys, went to class and took trips to the beach. But all the while, no one knew he was almost completely blind. He lost his vision at birth, but his parents treated him as if he could see, and for decades—through high school, college and even travels in Europe—he maintained the illusion. Watch as Stephen, a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998, shares how a sightless boy secretly made his way in a sighted world.

Original airdate: April 2, 1998