Dreamscape Blog

Student’s Disability Doesn’t Deter Dream

Date Posted: November 29, 2017

  When he was only 17, freshman Joseph Sehwani’s life changed forever — he had gone blind. But that didn’t stop him from changing the world. Sehwani, who is Boland Hall Council president, is the founder of the Dreamscape Foundation, a verified nonprofit which serves to benefit individuals with disabilities and diseases. He said he was inspired to start the charity after being Read More...

Joseph Sehwani on Starting the Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation at Age 18

Date Posted: November 29, 2017

Joseph Sehwani knows a thing or two about turning a bad situation around. At age 16, Sehwani was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a genetic disorder which causes central vision loss. He quickly saw the lack of awareness and support for people suffering from LHON and other rare disabilities, and decided to take the matter into his own hands. During his first Read More...

Joseph Sehwani, Founder of Nonprofit Dreamscape Foundation, On Overcoming a Disability

Date Posted: November 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.  SHY: Can you talk about your experience of being diagnosed with LHON and how you adapted to losing your vision at age 16?  Joseph Sehwani: It was on September 11, 2011. That’s when I first noticed a blurred spot in my eye. It was in the middle of my Spanish class. I dismissed myself and went to the bathroom, Read More...