18th June 2018
Visually impaired businessman lights up life of disabled
Blurred vision doesn’t stop Cai Cheng from lighting up the life of disabled people.
“I have a beautiful dream to venture out into the world. Despite wind and rain, I’ll keep going, going.”
Cai plays guitar and sings his self-written songs with his company employees in his spare time.
Seven years ago, the 28-year-old visually impaired started a domestic services company. It now has 35 employees, one-third of whom are either disabled or related to someone disabled. Nearly 1,000 disabled families are its clients.
Cai’s fate was changed due to optic neuritis when he was 10 years old. “It seemed like the sky was falling down,” said Wang Zhiping, Cai’s mother.
Visual impairment made it impossible for him to stay in his public primary school. Two years later, he was transferred to a special school for the blind.
At this special school, he was taught the skills of traditional Chinese massage, a common job for many blind people in China.
“I didn’t want to end up in this kind of life,” Cai said. So he applied to Tianjin Open University and was luckily admitted by the junior college’s social work program in 2010.
At college, he came up with the idea of starting a business.