What’s stopping you? Student persists through four-hour commute, vision loss

Larry Pike is a patient man.

Every day, he commutes four hours—two hours to campus, then two hours home—to Tarrant County College Northeast, where he is studying to become a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Getting to campus is no easy task. Pike suffers from Stargardt disease, an inherited disorder of the retina that has left him with extensive vision loss.

To get to campus on time, Pike rises at 5 a.m. so his wife Lisa can drop him off at the nearby TCC South campus. From there, he catches the city bus to downtown Fort Worth. From there he takes the Trinity Railway Express

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