Washington, DC - They say love is blind and for Ollie Cantos there are no truer words. An Attorney with the US Department of Education, Ollie was born with Retinopathy of Prematurity, a condition that affects the retina before birth.
In 2010, he met three little boys from Columbia, a set of triplets who were born with the same condition as his. “Originally it was just going to be a mentoring relationship,” Ollie said. “And then what happened very quickly is we just felt that father and sons bond so they started calling me dad on their own and it just felt right.”
Today, Ollie’s sons Nick, Leo, and Steven are very active 17-year-old boys learning to live independently. They are all working on becoming Eagle Scouts and looking ahead to college. Ollie has aspirations to run for Congress someday.
To learn more about Ollie, Nick, Leo, and Steven you can watch their interview on Great Day Washington and if you would like to help the boys go to college, they’ve set up a go-fund-me page: http://www.gofundme.com/supportblindtriple
Click here to see the Great Day Washington interview with Ollie and his sons!