Blind mechanic hired at Oregon auto shop

SALEM, Ore. -- Starting a new job can be hard, but one mechanic is facing a challenge that's tougher than many of us will ever know. Christopher Goodman is blind.

Goodman had been a mechanic for more than 20 years, when he lost his sight in 2012. Yet, he is determined to keep doing the job he loves.

After vocational training, Goodman walked into a Salem auto shop and asked for a job. He has been working there for the past three months. Goodman said his father, who is a marine, raised him to overcome challenges.

So that's what he decided to do.

"I kept feeling that fear all the time, being nervous about everything and having that anxiety," Goodman said. "And I just decided, I'm not going to live like that."

At the shop, Goodman uses a special computer program to input information.

He also helps other mechanics in the shop when he can, relying on his other senses and his memory.

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