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Blind Mechanic Never In The Dark

By M Dee Dubroff     Feb 21, 2009 in Lifestyle
A Dutch mechanic has repaired cars for thirty years, despite being totally blind. Read all about how he diagnoses problems by using his hearing and sense of touch.
According to news sources, Col Collewijn lost his eyesight at the age of eight. Despite this, has worked for the same garage in Nuis, Holland, for 30 years. In his own words:
“As long as my tools are in the right place and no screws drop to the ground, I get along alone very well. I do everything by trusting my sense of touch and my hearing. I can feel if anything is vibrating strangely or there's an odd sound from the engine or another part of the car.”
Col brags about the one advantage his disability gives him over all other mechanics in the world; the ability to work in the dark.
It would seem that Col can do just about anything when it comes to cars except maybe drive them!
Kudos to Col.
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