Plan F


Ed Marko lost sight of “plan A”—literally. The story of this occupational-therapist-turned-auto-mechanic would be unremarkable except that, at the age of 20, Marko lost his eyesight to a degenerative disease. Undaunted by his disability, Marko continued to work as an occupational therapist until he decided to open his own auto-repair shop in Columbus, OH. As he attempts to repair battered cars in his shop Marko’s daily struggles with nuts, bolts, wrenches and bearings become an allegory for his life. Fingers and tongue become eyes and one career becomes another. Unafraid of change and challenge, Marko demonstrates how adaptation in an auto shop, and along the road of life, can open new doors and bring new solutions to problems. Navigating piles of parts, uncooperative employees, a pesky cat, and customers’ unruly cars, Plan F is a visual demonstration of the power of reinvention when life changes the plan.

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