Conversation with Tommy Gibson
Learning about the adaptations and experiences of a person who lost his sight was a theme of today’s conversation with Tommy Gibson. Facing imminent death from AIDS, Tommy survived and rebounded because he was fortunate to find a doctor who conducted one of the early medicine trials for the time before the current life saving drugs were available. In this same period he lost sight in both eyes. This life changing experience brought him from a successful career in computer engineering at Smith-Barney through a journey that led him to his current work as a massage therapist. Tommy was accompanied by his service dog, Argo. “I have a new understanding for completely blind people and how they get things done,” said student Spencer Erdossy.