Texas A&M Couple Overcomes Obstacles, Thrives On Road To Graduation

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Hillary and Scott Oswald met in first grade at Pebble Creek Elementary School in College Station and married last December.  They have not only overcome obstacles but also excelled while pursuing their undergraduate degrees at Texas A&M University.

Hillary, who is legally blind as a result of retinis pigmentosa (RP), a rare, degenerative eye disorder, will graduate with a degree in education, and Scott, who started a successful business while a full-time student, will graduate with a degree in agricultural economics.

Doctors diagnosed Hillary with RP while she was in middle school. Her first symptom was night blindness, but hers was not the stereotypical case. Most people who have the inherited disorder also experience tunnel vision. At that time, Hillary still had a normal field of vision.

“Although losing her sight was and is a devastating blow, she has chosen to be a victor not a victim, an overcomer, not…

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