Lacey Coward was diagnosed at 18 months old with Leber's congenital amaurosis, which is characterized by vision loss.
Ignoring those who doubted her abilities because of her low vision, she excelled in school and in life.
from Meredith College in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree in Social
Work, she immediately began working on her Masters in Social Work at NC
State University. She graduated at the top of her class.
Lacey wanted a career that would help others, she took a position as a
Social Worker for the Blind in Alamance County. Lacey troubleshoots and
finds solutions to daily problems that her consumers experience.
has gained even more independence with the recent addition of her guide
dog Beecher, a two-year-old yellow lab. She currently lives alone and
over an hour from her nearest relative.
In her spare time, Lacey enjoys reading, watching Netflix and playing with Beecher.