Andrew Adams

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Andrew Adams


Andrew Adams was born to Monica and Anthony Adams on April 02, 1990, in Spartanburg, SC and is the second youngest of six children.  He played baseball, basketball, football, and ran track and field. In his  Junior year of High School, Adams was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Due to muscle weakness, he spent time in a wheelchair strengthening his body and preparing to walk without assistance.


During the first semester of his senior year, Adams was diagnosed with Leukemia and spent the majority of that year in and out of the hospital battling cancer.  He received the last round of radiation a week before his high school graduation where he independently walked across the stage with Airport High School class of 2008.


Adams was diagnosed with Retinitis in 2013 and began wearing Bifocals and facing challenges of photophobia. Even though he fought another battle with Leukemia and had a stroke, challenges could not prevent him from becoming a Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club and receiving a degree in Early Childhood Education from Midlands Tech. In 2017 Adams was diagnosed with a severe brain infection called  Meningitis, which caused more vision loss. Currently, Adams is  attending Limestone College, where he will be graduating with a degree in Social Work in December 2023.


While receiving services at the SC Commission for the Blind in 2019, Adams heard Pathronda Anderson speak about an NFB meeting and began researching the National Federation of the Blind.  He came across Tiffany Mitchells contact information.  He learned all about the NFB and soon became a member.


Adams hit the ground running as a part of the organization, becoming a co-chair of the Fundraising committee and second vice president of the Computer Science and Technology Division all in his first year. He now serves on the State Board as 2nd District Representative, 2nd Vice President of CSTD, Secretary/Treasurer of the SC Association of Black Leaders Division, Co-chair of Fundraising committee and Co-chair of Community Service Committee. In his three years of being a member of the organization, he has attended three state conventions and two national conventions. In his free time, he Co-Hosts SC Tech Talk with newly elected president of the Hampton Chapter Gregory Jones and assists with the Pop-Up technology training with Steve and  Shannon Cook and David Bundy.


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