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911 survivor shares his vision

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -
A man surviving the 911 attacks in New York City brings his mission to the east.

Michael Hingson, who is blind, spoke to East Carolina University students Wednesday. On September 11th, 2001 he and his co-workers were preparing for a meeting when Flight-11 crashed into World Trade Center.

That day, without sight he climbed down 78-flights of stairs. He talked about that experience and why we shouldn't think someone isn't capable of doing big things simply because they can't see.

“We have so many misconceptions about people and we let those drive us without waiting for the facts. I want people to understand that change happens every day and that you may not control change but you can control how you deal with change,” Hingson said. 

ECU Student Activities Board selected Hingson to speak after hearing him at their national activities conference last spring. Hingson is a best selling author, you can learn more about him by clicking here
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