Pre-planned routes are vital for those suffering with blindness, helping them navigate the world. Gene Hubbard can certainly relate to that, as he followed the same steps to his workplace every day for two decades. However, when roadworks interrupted that route in July 2018, another man led him into the middle of the road.
A resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hubbard suffers from diabetes, which ultimately led to his blindness. Since then, though, he’s been able to adapt, going about his daily business independently. The 69-year-old also continues to work, admitting that he doesn’t intend to retire just yet.