In the summer of 1900 Lorne Mulloy, a wounded Canadian soldier serving with the second Canadian contingent in South Africa, wrote from a military hospital in Johannesburg to his family about serious wounds to his eyes received in battle: “I have not experienced even the faintest sensation of light since that shot was fired. My left eye is totally destroyed and my right one is so badly injured that it is like a man halting between life and death undecided to advance or retreat.” Although totally blind because of these wounds Mulloy went on to obtain three university degrees, and became a respected professor and speaker on political issues in Canada and Britain and a prominent figure in his local community. His life is a remarkable story of achievement in the face of adversity.
"The Achievements of Trooper Mulloy,"
Canadian Military History:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol11/iss1/7