This may have been posted here before, but it's the first time I've seen
it. This is just amazing!
In a pillow fight, 14-year-old Ben Underwood can deliver a dead-on shot; in
foosball, he's a determined competitor; when a video game is going, his
fingers fly. And when he is on his skates, he's fearless. For most
teenagers, it's nothing remarkable. But Ben is blind.
As *CBS News correspondent John Blackstone* found out, Ben uses sound to
find his way around. To walk down the street with Ben is to be amazed at
what he can see with his "ears."
Ben makes clicking sounds and while walking down a sidewalk can even
determine the difference between a fire hydrant and a trash can.
Ben was just 2 years old when cancer claimed his eyes. Both were surgically
removed. It was a day of heartbreak for his mother, Aquanetta Gordon.
"And he woke up from that surgery and Ben said, 'Mom, I can't see any more,
I can't see any more,'" she recalls. "And I said 'You can't use your eyes
but you've got your nose, and your ears and your mouth.'"
From that day on, Ben has used his hearing, his sense of touch, his sense of
smell to conquer a world of darkness. And he is good: while going for a walk
with *Blackstone*, Ben deftly stepped around a fallen trash can on the