By Kate E. Stephenson
It shouldn’t surprise me anymore the awesomeness Kates can achieve. I have to thank my editor, Kate T., and the DailyMail.com for bringing this inspirational story to our attention. In this season of joy and hope, this week’s trivia seem especially appropriate.
Kate Barclay gave her first art exhibition this September at the spry age of 80. That in itself is an amazing tidbit, but not nearly the entire story. The senior artist, who produces over 30 paintings per year, is legally blind (although she hasn’t applied for official status). In 2008 she was diagnosed with macular disease which results in a loss of vision in the center of the eye.
Of the condition Kate says, “My condition is very annoying because it is like I am looking through a trellis fence all the time. If I want to see something I have to look through the gaps.”