Born in The Bronx in the dark ages before cell phones and the Internet, Michael graduated high school in New Jersey, moved to California and settled in Sonoma County at twenty. He became a carpenter and award-winning contractor. Since becoming travel impaired, Michael has graduated from Coastline Community College and also earned a paralegal degree. Certified in Literary Braille in 2011, Michael now focuses his efforts transcribing for the blind and is working toward Nemeth (math) certification, allowing him and his wife to better serve the blind community upon his release. Michael speaks on his personal growth and how Braille affected his life.
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Michael DeLongis was born in The Bronx in the dark ages before cell phones and the Internet. He...