Dan Sullivan shares his heartwarming story about how the “kid with bad eyes” received mentoring from an unlikely source and helped him fit in on a small town’s beloved basketball team.
In honor of National Service Dog Month, Katherine Schneider shares a touching poem paying tribute to each guide dog that has touched her life. Katherine also writes about the value of guide dogs for liberation and freedom for someone who is visually impaired.
From driving an ATV as a young person on his parent’s farm to establishing a career and developing valuable relationships as an adult, Chad Nelson hasn’t allowed vision loss from glaucoma to keep him from taking advantage of life’s opportunities. Through multiple surgeries, strong faith and the support of friends, Chad has faced obstacles and has forged ahead.
Mike Morris writes candidly about his experience with support groups after being diagnosed with macular degeneration in his early 40s. Mike discusses his journey to find the group that was right for him in this piece for The Outlook From Here.
Katherine Schneider was overcome with emotion upon voting alone for the first time in 2006. In her latest piece, Schneider writes about the importance of voting accessibility for people who are blind and visually impaired and reminds everyone that their vote during this election season matters.
For Ericka Short, summers spent at the Wisconsin Lions Camp were filled with memories she will never forget. From meeting new friends to pulling pranks, Short always looked forward to those sunny days at summer camp.
Janell Groskreutz can recall vividly the day she realized her vision had changed. A time spent shooting hoops with her dad as a nine-year-old changed her life, but it never prevented Groskreutz from pursuing her goals, and she continues to shoot for her dreams.