Michael Kirk: "The will to make others see that being blind doesn't mean unemployable"
Michael Kirk understands the term "don't judge a book by its cover" more than any of us can know and not only because he is the book processor at a Goodwill retail store. Michael is also blind. At Goodwill, we recognize Michael's perseverance in finding gainful and meaningful employment, despite his condition. As a writer and amateur comic, he wants everyone to remember him for his "pure charisma and charm". He is a true example of perseverance and success. For the first time in a while, when he interviewed at Goodwill for the job, Michael was asked not what his limitations were, but what his capabilities are. He brings such charisma, work ethic and humor to his post by the book shelf and, according to his peers, is a joy to work with.