Student Receives Braille Dictionaries
WATKINS GLEN (WENY)--- Gaetono Williams, 9, is reading his favorite book, Junie B. Jones, but he's doing it a little bit differently than you and I would - with his fingers.
Gaetono is blind and he reads braille and he can't take certain things for granted, like looking a word up in the dictionary. But now, thanks to the generosity of the Watkins Glen Montour Rotary club and Watkins Glen Montour Falls Lions club, he has a 14 volume braille dictionary.
Gaetono was elated, saying, "I feel nervous, shocked, excited, happy and all of the surprise that you guys came here."
Michelle Benjamin, Rotary Club President says, "I am excited to see him read the braille and it is what we are all about... service above self."
Gaetono's teacher, Jamie Pokerwinsky says, "he's a word-smith, he loves words and he knows what words mean."
He also knows what he wants to be when he grows up, a cop or a maybe even a writer and a well-known one at that.
"When you guys came in I actually thought wow, I am actually going to be very famous," said Gaetono.