Weigman may have been born blind, but when he was four he found himself able to make out the flashing lights on the family Christmas tree. From that point on, he experienced some very basic vision, although due to his condition he remained legally blind.
But what Weigman lacked in sight, he more than made up for in other ways. Amazingly, he taught himself to cook his own meals by memorizing the layout of the kitchen. Furthermore, he managed to ride a bicycle guided by the fuzzy shapes in his vision. At the age of eight, he even drove a car around a deserted lot.
Unfortunately, as Weigman grew older, his ingenuity failed to impress his peers. Instead, they would mock him as he navigated school with the help of his cane, ridiculing the strange appearance of his eyes. At the hands of these bullies, Weigman grew to despise being blind.