- 12:10 pm - Monday, Oct 15, 2012
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Tsewang Chambee, a former Tibetan monk, lost his eyesight soon after he and other monks fled China in 1959 to escape imprisonment and torture.
Chambee moved to Columbus with his wife and two children in 1989, and later was hired reluctantly at a Far West Side warehouse that distributes eyeglasses and contact lenses.
“I’m not going to deny it,” his boss said. “When they said, ‘He’s blind,’ I said, ‘I don’t think it will work.’”
Today, he serves as a wise mentor for his co-workers. His boss hopes he never leaves.
Photos by Dispatch photographer Chris Russell