[nfbwatlk] coffee news

Jedi loneblindjedi at samobile.net
Fri Apr 30 18:29:35 CDT 2010

I know Robert. I used to work for him. He really is inspiring, but not 
because he's blind. he's just one of those people who has a way of 
uplifting others when they're down in the dumps. Robert inspired me 
when I needed it most, and I will be forever grateful to him.


Original message:
> The weekly newsletter one finds in restaurants and coffee shops, called
> Coffee News, has had a number of positive mentions of blindness lately.

> The current issue, volume 14 number 20, says the following:  [quote]

> Fighting Back:
> In 1990, 21-year-old Robert Ott was a martial arts expert and owner of his
> own studio, and he pretty much had life by the tail.  That is, until he
> became the victim of a crime which left him blind.  After much despair
> over his situation, Ott's indomitable spirit, nurtured through his martial
> arts training, gave him the strength he needed to move on in life.  He has
> proven that blindness need not stop people from pursuing their dreams.
> Today, Ott teaches martial arts all over the U.S., leads seminars to share
> his story, and has written an inspiring biography with co-writer Bob
> Olson, who also assisted him with a documentary about his life.  Ott is
> married with two children and is the CEO of Certain Victory Food Services
> in Washington.

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