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So Yeah, That Happened! | The Cat Toy

We adopted two cats just about a year ago, and I absolutely adore them. Their names are Kingston and Murphy. Kingston is the cool, calm, and collected cat, while Murphy is more of a drunk and disorderly cat. They bonded immediately, despite the difference…

Blind Reflections | Dawn McCormick

I Had To Tell My Son He Was Going Blind | A Blind Reflection By Dawn McCormick | In February 2010, Joe McCormick was a happy, healthy 17 year old high school senior when he was diagnosed with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). LHON…

20 Quotes To Help Keep Your Eye On The Prize This Year

Did you make some big resolutions as you rang in the new year? Did you promise to make hard-core changes and crush some gigantic goals? Like improve your diet, get a white cane, exercise more, read/listen to more books, go back to school, drink…

5 Things To Keep In Mind If Nobody Can Tell You're Legally Blind

Hello they areSo you’re coming out”But, you don’t LOOK blind…”, she said In an Irritated tone. The woman was sitting In a space that was saved for me at the top of the stadium bleachers at a crowded high school football game. I had asked…

Giving Up The Key Because I Couldn't See

Traveling back through your life’s timeline is easy – thanks to “Facebook memories”. Scrolling through the pictures and posts is fun and it allows you to reminisce about the good times. But, what about the not so good times? Facebook serves those up too….

5 Things To Do When Anxiety Has A Grip On You

Living with vision loss can also mean living with anxiety. This I know. There were a lot of things I took for granted when I was fully sighted. Being able to see who, or what, was around me was one of them. Not having…

One Way To Ignite A Child's Interest In Using A White Cane

If a child (or an adult), has never encountered anyone using a white cane, I would suspect they don’t know much about it or how it’s used. Here is one way to ignite some interest and start the white cane conversation. The following is…

Blind Reflections | Chrissy Terry

I Watched My Children’s Faces Fade As I Lost My Sight | A Blind Reflection by Chrissy Terry | Two years ago on October 9, 2015, my life changed forever. I had so much going on at work that when I woke up to…

5 Reasons Why You Might Want To Find Your Tribe

Hundreds of years ago, Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – These words remain relevant today. Nowhere else might this be more true than in the various social media groups, social…

When You Lose Your Sight, Do You Gain Super Hero Hearing?

“Did your hearing get better after you lost your vision?”. I can almost guarantee that someone will ask me this question when having a conversation about my vision loss. Hey, I understand…inquiring minds want to know, and I have no problem answering this commonly…

Is "Blind" A Bad Word?

I recently had one of those random encounters with a stranger that got me thinking. Thinking about the comfort – actually, the lack of comfort, that some people have when it comes to saying the word “blind”. Is “blind” a bad word? Based on…

The Beauty Of Resiliency In A Life After Sight Loss

Few things have such a huge impact on happiness and the enjoyment, depth, and fun of life as the friendships we have. It could be the friendships with people in our community, workplace, gym, or school. Close friendships can evolve with the people we’ve known…