JOU 2100 Reporting

Justin and Edric like coffee. Like many University of South Florida students, they frequent Java City in the business bunker and Starbucks in the library, at least when the line is short.

Justin and Edric walk fast; they’ve got places to go. Sometimes they end up in the streets trying to maneuver their way to class.

Justin and Edric fidget. When he’s sitting and talking, Justin will shake his legs, not out of impatience but out of unconscious habit. Edric shakes; he’ll toss his head continuing the wiggle down his entire body.

Justin and Edric seem like any typical pair of friends found on college campuses. The only thing that separates them is that Justin Chan is blind; Edric is his guide dog.

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Chan, a junior, was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 8 years old. Born in the Philippines, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1999…

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