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BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) -

Kevon Brown is just like any other 16-year-old high school student. He likes to read, listen to music, spend time with family. But he's been
legally blind since the day he was born.

"People constantly ask me 'Can you see?' 'Why is your eyes small?' and stuff like that. It was, at first, kind of challenging to get through but as time went on I learned to overcome things like that."

Overcoming in many different ways; Kevon is an A and B student and is considered one of the best trumpet players at Burke County High School. "I don't let me having no vision hinder me from doing things, I have to work extra hard than other kids."

And the Director of Bands, Dashaun McGee knew this student was one-of-a-kind from the moment they met. "He doesn't make it an excuse and there are students who can see with 20/20 vision and still have excuses on why they couldn't memorize and learn something."

Students like Kevon's friend, Breon Evans, respond to Kevon's determination. "I want to know this stuff, I want to learn, I want to still do what everybody else does and he continues to do what everybody else does."

"What you face you can overcome it as long as you work hard to drive and get through obstacles." Kevon plans on becoming a psychologist when he gets older because he feels there's a need to help other people out in the world. "A couple of years ago when I was watching Dr. Phil, he really inspired me because I think we should help people who need to be helped who have problems and can't figure it out on their own."

Kevon says he plans to attend college in Georgia so he can be close to his family and friends.

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