Christine Hà on Master Chef and LifeChristine Hà lost her vision to the autoimmune condition neuromyelitis optical. Despite her blindness, Hà won Master Chef in 2012 and is the owner of The Blind Goat—a modern Vietnamese gastropub in Houston, Texas.
Hà started losing her vision in college; it took eight years for her sight to fully dissipate. Nevertheless, she remained steadfast and undeterred. She has a master's in creative writing; Hà says writing helped her heal:
"When I went through my bouts of vision loss and even temporary paralysis because of the neurological condition, I felt very alone. As I began to heal, I found catharsis in writing about my experience. It renewed my love for reading and writing."
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Blind MasterChef winner Christine Hà on Gordon Ramsay, Hong Kong and navigating the kitchen without her sight