Austin businessman Ryon Anderson will discuss how he has built a business despite the challenges of losing his sight as an adolescent in observance of National Disability and Employment Awareness Month.
Anderson, owner of 512 Media, a business consulting firm, will present “Limitless” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. in the North Ballroom at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway in Arlington.
“He is here to share his powerful story and speak about living life without limits,” said Chelsea Garrison, TCC Southeast Career Services student development specialist and program organizer. “The goal of the event is to challenge the many preconceived ideas regarding individuals with disabilities and break the stereotypes.”
Like most Anderson boys, he recalls that he spent most of his time outdoors playing, riding horses and frequently tormenting his younger sister. He said his dream of becoming a starting NFL quarterback was ripped away when he woke up one day in the hospital totally blind and severely paralyzed on one side. He suffered a brain abscess that caused his blindness just before his 12th birthday.
Anderson earned his law degree from Texas Tech University and has earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and a bachelor degree in Psychology, both from Tarleton State University.
Since his dad had always owned a business, Anderson grew up with an entrepreneurial background. He said he knew he did not want to be behind a desk all day. He plans to share how he did not allow the loss of his sight to define him nor limit his future.
More information is available from TCC Southeast’s Garrison at 817-515-3596 or at email@example.com.