For most of his life, Kevin wore his unique ability to adapt like a superhero’s cloak. Until it began to unravel.
Vision problems that began early in childhood brought thick glasses and teasing from other kids. So, Kevin disappeared into books and got contact lenses. As a teenager, he worked at fast food restaurants and, for a while, succeeded despite struggling to read food orders.
Later, Kevin worked as a meat-cutter. He avoided cutting himself with the razor-sharp knives and learned all about the packing business, but he had to hide his inability to read numbers used to identify cuts of meat.
At age 27, he tested a career as a professional wrestler, but that dream, too, was crushed by his disability.