Chatham, NY—

For as long as he can remember, David Morris has suffered from lazy eye, hands, and body syndrome.

“My parents first noticed it when I had my school photo taken in kindergarten,” says Morris. “In the picture, my left eye was so crossed, it was practically under my nose. Also, I was lying in a corner staring vacantly into space.”

Even today, Morris says he feels slightly awkward about his lazy eye, hands, and body. “When you meet people, you get the sense that they’re scrutinizing you,” he says. “Fortunately, that doesn’t happen much, because meeting people would require getting off the couch.”

Although his lazy eye, hands, and body has never been surgically corrected, Morris says it hasn’t held him back.

“As my grandmother used to say, nothing can hold you back if you aren’t moving forward in the first place. That’s pretty much been my motto in life.”

By Joe Lichtblau

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