Time was, Mike Shaak's life was pretty unremarkable: work, family, friends and pastimes.
Shaak enjoyed his job as a corn miller, and for fun he liked to drag race. Shaak also took pride in having lived all over the country, from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma to Arkansas. And, his two young daughters were the light of his life.
But suddenly, it all went dark.
Last year, Shaak’s retinas became detached. He had surgery, but it was unsuccessful. At age 37, Shaak was blind.