Skydiving For A Cause

Skydiving For A Cause

Blind poet Dave Steele and his wife, Amy, recently took a unique “plunge” in the battle against blindness by skydiving for Henshaws, a U.K. based northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. As ambassadors for this organization, the couple raised an incredible £725 for the charity skydive by throwing […]

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

America’s animal lovers have spoken, and after more than half a million votes from across the country, Frances from Staten Island, New York is one of only 21 courageous canines to be advancing to the semifinal rounds of the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis, and […]

National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

National Federation of the Blind National Convention – Orlando 2018

As summer fast approaches, many blind organizations are hosting their annual conventions across the country.  The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has selected Orlando, Florida for this year’s gathering. From Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8, 2018 you can immerse yourself in the NFB community, enjoy opportunities to connect on important issues and experience a multitude of new […]

Deal With It

Deal With It

I recently spent an afternoon with Sarah, my ten-year-old daughter, at her end-of-year picnic and fourth grade field day activities. I’d love to wax rhapsodic about hanging out with my kid in the sun, munching hamburgers and cheering her on as she won ribbons and had fun with her friends. Unfortunately, fate pitched something more […]

Lavelle School For the Blind 3rd Annual Talent Show

Lavelle School For the Blind 3rd Annual Talent Show

Lavelle School for the Blind will celebrate its 3rd Annual Talent Show Friday, May 18, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the school’s gym. Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the school community, friends, family and the press. Lavelle students have been preparing a number of great acts including singing, playing instruments, […]

Dear Shop From Home: A Note To My Hometown Grocery Delivery Service

Dear Shop From Home: A Note To My Hometown Grocery Delivery Service

Dear Shop From Home: I think it’s time to lay it all out there. I’m old enough to know “healthy” relationships take work, and you, my dear Shop from Home, have left me feeling unappreciated and neglected. I’m a mom and I’ve got a family to feed. That means I depend on “YOU” to get […]

American Council of the Blind 57th Annual Conference & Convention

American Council of the Blind 57th Annual Conference & Convention

The 57th ACB Conference and Convention will take place Friday, June 29, 2018 to Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 63103. Approximately 1,000 blind and visually impaired people are expected to attend this conference from across the United States and from many foreign countries. Countless others […]

Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

“Goodbye.” The term has a sense of finality to it, a pre-determined way of communicating a means to an end. Goodbyes are not meant to be accidental, but mark a definite point in time. For some of us the word, “goodbye” is not easy to use; it can be difficult to say, but there are […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Me. Frances. One month. 26.2 miles! Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people with vision loss and exceptional guide dogs, announced its first annual Wag-a-thon, a “virtual marathon in a month” fundraiser that begins today – May 1. Guiding Eyes is challenging you and your four-legged […]

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Every dog has its day, and one four-legged local is hoping that day will come for them on September 29 at the eighth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards® in Beverly Hills. Guide Dog Frances, my four-year-old Labrador Retriever from Staten Island, New York will be competing against 265 other courageous canines for the nation’s highest […]

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