“The doctors told them, ‘She can’t do this, and she can’t do that.’ They had that sensitive conversation then walked out the door,” said Hildebrand, now 27, with a hint of sarcasm. “Here’s your baby.”
Today, the Cincinnati native has defied all those predictions. She is an accomplished visual artist, running a photography business with her husband, whom she met in a college darkroom.
“I was told I was going to have to go to a blind school and read Braille, but I still can’t read Braille,” said the feisty photographer, who said she can do “pretty much anything.”