‘He is one-of-a-kind’: USPS honors blind San Diego mail clerk

Frank Facio has been blind since he was 17 years old and has served with the USPS for 39 years. He is inspiring others to look beyond a disability.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Behind the scenes, there are thousands of United States Postal workers making sure you get your packages and letters on time.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness month.

At San Diego’s Margaret Sellers Mail Processing facility, there’s one special employee who is an inspiration to his colleagues and those with physical limitations.

Frank Facio, 63, is not your ordinary United States Postal Service mail processing clerk.

“You can tell there is a window here and a flap here,” said Facio.

As he describes his job he doesn’t have to see which way the mail faces, he lets the feel of the envelope guide him.

“I wake up blind every day and I don’t let my blindness get in the way. That is a key for me,” said Facio.


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What a great inspiration this man is!!