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Student who is blind pursues her dreams with the help of her teachers

Ana Centeno has attended St. Joseph’s School for the Blind for 16 years.

ByEvan Wyno

May 2, 2024, 2:23 PM

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Ana smiles warmly, reflecting on her time at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind.

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At St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City, New Jersey, Ana Centeno, 19, stands out not just for her notable achievements but also for her ability to navigate her challenges and cultivate distinct capabilities to enrich her life and inspire others.

Centeno was born with anophthalmia, a rare birth defect where a baby is born without one or both eyes. Anophthalmia affects approximately 1 in every 5,200 babies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Blind since birth, Centeno has attended St. Joseph’s School for the Blind for 16 years.

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