Jim Hoschek prefers to go by “Blind Guy.” He lost his sight in a surgical accident in 1997, and now, if you just say “hi,” he’s not sure if you’re talking to him, someone else, or if you’re on the phone.

But Blind Guy will be just fine. After his surgical accident, he decided not to sue — even though the average settlement is $26 million — because he said, “I’d still be blind.” The Kansas City native has a great perspective on life and an even better fashion sense. “Hell,” he says, “I look good in everything I wear.”