Meet LyVette Byrd, a Former Counselor Navigating Life as a ‘Suddenly Blind Person’

LyVette Byrd lost her vision on the morning of her son’s 29th birthday party.

“At first, I didn’t know it. I just thought I was a little groggy, so I just went into the bathroom,” she said. “I wash my face and then I’m like, ‘Lyvette, you got to open your eyes, girl. You got to wake up.’”

She raised her index finger to try and open her eyelid.

“And then when I realized my eyes were open but I saw nothing. I said, ‘LyVette, girl, you’re blind.’”