Catama, Bryan V.*
Saint Louis University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Del Castillo, Alayla Louise A.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (Delcastilloal98@gmail.com)
Espino, Athena Grace S.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (email@example.com)
Beleo, Melanie K.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blanca, Leda Mae V.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (Ledavbblanca@gmail.com)
Bunagan, Moira Angela B.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (email@example.com)
Cruz, Eliel Dhenise M.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Self-acceptance is the very foundation of one’s identity before developing other areas of personal well-being. People with adventitious blindness had experienced a lot of hardships, struggles, and challenges before they had fully developed self-acceptance. Thus, this research aims to explore on how the fifteen (15) respondents with adventitious blindness accepted themselves. A qualitative phenomenological type of research was used in gathering and interpreting the data of this research. Out of the gathered responses of the respondents, the researchers came up with a thematic analysis on the factors that led to self-acceptance called F-A-I-T-H. Each of the letters characterizes a significant representation of their personal outlook in their lives. Family support, achievement, inspiration, time, and hope are the pertinent variables leading to the road of self-acceptance.
Keywords: visual impairment; self-identity; faith; adventitious blindness; self-acceptance