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Blind 15-year-old boy is thrilled to get an interview at Kmart

‘Fingers crossed’: Blind 15-year-old boy whose dream to work at Kmart was shared by THOUSANDS online is thrilled to get an interview at the department store

  • Zach Moore, who is partially blind and suffers from anxiety, is in line for a job
  • The 15-year-old went for an interview at Kmart with his mum thanking the retailer
  • He was born with a rare form of microphthalmia and has a prosthetic eye
  • His mother, Lee-Ann Domeika, thanked the well-wishers online for support

Matilda Rudd For Daily Mail Australia

Just like most teenagers at the tender age of 15, Zach Moore was looking to get his first proper casual job.

The young man from Adelaide and his brother had applied to over 20 different places, handing their well-crafted resumes in over a month ago.

And this week he got a callback from Kmart – something his mother Lee-Ann Domeika found especially remarkable.

Adelaide teenager, Zach Moore (pictured), who is blind in one eye has captured the hearts of thousands across the nation after he was interviewed for a position at Kmart

Adelaide teenager, Zach Moore (pictured), who is blind in one eye has captured the hearts of thousands across the nation after he was interviewed for a position at Kmart

Adelaide teenager, Zach Moore (pictured), who is blind in one eye has captured the hearts of thousands across the nation after he was interviewed for a position at Kmart

Taking to the Kmart Mum’s Australia Facebook page, Lee-Ann thanked the Aussie retailer for giving her son the opportunity – particularly given his outstanding circumstances.

‘I just want to thank Kmart for accepting my blind son’s job application and giving him an interview,’ the post read.

‘He is blind in one eye and has anxiety issues. He did work experience at Coles and liked the idea of stacking shelves… So fingers crossed he gets a job.’

His mother, Lee-Ann Domeika, took to the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group to thank the discount retailer for giving her son the opportunity of an interview

His mother, Lee-Ann Domeika, took to the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group to thank the discount retailer for giving her son the opportunity of an interview

His mother, Lee-Ann Domeika, took to the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook group to thank the discount retailer for giving her son the opportunity of an interview

After having had Zach's (second from right) application accepted, Kmart also invited him for an interview

After having had Zach's (second from right) application accepted, Kmart also invited him for an interview

After having had Zach’s (second from right) application accepted, Kmart also invited him for an interview

Speaking to FEMAIL, Zach’s mother said they had applied to ‘Coles, a newsagent, two different fruit and vegetable stores, two sports stores and a pet store.’

But Kmart where the first ones to reach out.

‘Zach was born with a rare form of microphthalmia, which means “small eye”,’ Lee-Ann explained.

It mean he needs to have a prosthetic eye inserted every two years, because his eyeball never grew properly – and because it looks like a ‘marble’ he has been the victim of bullying.

‘It’s the lesser of two evils. He also has anxiety and something called disgrahphia, which is an inability to write coherently,’ his mother said.

'Fingers crossed he gets a job,' Lee-Ann (pictured) said

'Fingers crossed he gets a job,' Lee-Ann (pictured) said

‘Fingers crossed he gets a job,’ Lee-Ann (pictured) said

‘But he can charm the pants off anyone, loves ten-pin bowling, watching footy and gaming consoles. 

‘He wants to work as a topographer and loves to study maps, street directories and find the shortest distances between things.’

Zach came to his mother and asked if he could leave school once he turned 16 but she argued it was better he stay and finish the year out.

Lee-Ann, while only posted about his original interview as a sign of appreciation, has been moved by the amount of parents who have reached out in support.   

‘Never did we expect the wonderful and very large words of encouragement and love from all you lovely mums/dads,’ she wrote online.

‘I think it is a good thing to promote more places to hire disabled people. We will hear on Friday if he has got the job or not.’

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