Randy Henson has been a fixture in Monterey County courts for 32 years. Henson runs the courthouse snack bar. Like scores of other vendors in courthouses and government buildings around the state, he is legally blind.
“The central vision loss was instantaneous,” he said. It happened in fifth grade. “I came back in after recess and the teacher asked me to read something from the history book and I was like plunking along.”
He discovered he had something Stanford scientists call Wolfram’s Syndrome, which he says mimic diabetes in addition to causing blindness.