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Springboard

You know when you are on a springboard, you are bouncing up and down a little bit to gain momentum, and finally you make one last push with all your weight in a downward motion only to be launched into the air?  You know what I am talking about right?  Yeah, that pretty much sums up...

DINNER IN THE DARK 2015

Please join me for a unique dining experience. Enjoy "DINNER IN THE DARK" completely blindfolded on Sunday, October 4th to raise awareness for those blind or visually impaired. Two years ago, I was affected with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) symptoms usually begin as sudden, painless loss of central vision. After this "acute phase",...

Blind Traveler! traveling the airport solo!

I FINALLY DID IT! I took my very first plane ride by myself. You know, the airport is a pretty scary place full of lights, people, and tight timelines... or so I thought as a blind traveler. I was TOTALLY wrong. I checked in with the Disabilities Service Desk at the airport and asked for...

LHON takes over DC!

Last month we headed to Washington DC for some sightseeing. the annual LHON Symposium and a day on Capitol Hill. It was hot, humid and unforgettable!! My mom and I adventured through historical monuments the first two days of our trip. As we trekked over 32,000 steps in one day - we covered the Lincoln...

finding a balance

When will I find a balance? I call this the "Push-Pull Effect" which is a common marketing term but relates to us too... (think creatively) So I started this LHON journey almost a year and a half ago. I have learned so much; through mentoring, trial and error and using all the great resources around...

VRATE 2014

VRATE is your ultimate one stop shop.  If you are or connected to anyone blind, visually impaired, low vision or blind/deaf - this is the place you can find everything you need. You can find all the right resources, agencies and technology within Arizona in one room!! And the best part?  The blind community is...

RACE REPORT: New York City Marathon

  It was a gorgeous day in New York City! We landed at 6 AM after a red eye flight...crazy, we know. After our adventure in a Super Shuttle (which meant our 45 minute ride turned into 2.5 hours) we finally arrived in Manhattan!!  The streets were full of people speaking every language and everyone was buzzing around around in their running shoes - this was MARATHON weekend. After making our way...

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Springboard

You know when you are on a springboard, you are bouncing up and down a little bit to gain momentum, and finally you make one last push with all your weight in a downward motion only to be launched into the air?  You know what I am talking about right?  Yeah, that pretty much sums up my life right now. .. Right now I am bouncing up and down on this...

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thirty! (a birthday post!)

Milestone birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, and set new goals.   Looking back, there is no way I could have predicted where I would be today, but I couldn’t be more proud.  Losing vision over three years ago really made me see life a little differntly- which I am so thankful for.   I set a goal to raise money for LHON and started Dinner the Dark which I...

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DINNER IN THE DARK 2015

Please join me for a unique dining experience. Enjoy "DINNER IN THE DARK" completely blindfolded on Sunday, October 4th to raise awareness for those blind or visually impaired. Two years ago, I was affected with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) symptoms usually begin as sudden, painless loss of central vision. After this "acute phase", severe visual loss in both eyes remain. Reading, driving and recognizing faces are impossible. About...

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Blind Traveler! traveling the airport solo!

I FINALLY DID IT! I took my very first plane ride by myself. You know, the airport is a pretty scary place full of lights, people, and tight timelines... or so I thought as a blind traveler. I was TOTALLY wrong. I checked in with the Disabilities Service Desk at the airport and asked for assistance. I was greeted by an airport employee. I was taken by wheelchair as I...

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LHON takes over DC!

Last month we headed to Washington DC for some sightseeing. the annual LHON Symposium and a day on Capitol Hill. It was hot, humid and unforgettable!! My mom and I adventured through historical monuments the first two days of our trip. As we trekked over 32,000 steps in one day - we covered the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Veterans Memorial the White House and Arlington Cemetery all by foot. The...

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finding a balance

When will I find a balance? I call this the "Push-Pull Effect" which is a common marketing term but relates to us too... (think creatively) So I started this LHON journey almost a year and a half ago. I have learned so much; through mentoring, trial and error and using all the great resources around me but no one teaches you the "push/pull effect" I call the "Push/Pull Effect" this...

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VRATE 2014

VRATE is your ultimate one stop shop.  If you are or connected to anyone blind, visually impaired, low vision or blind/deaf - this is the place you can find everything you need. You can find all the right resources, agencies and technology within Arizona in one room!! And the best part?  The blind community is always changing and always bringing something NEW to offer.  Technology, Vocational Rehab, Mobility, Support Services...

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Dinner in the Dark: 2014

How can I describe the feeling of being in a room surrounded by 95 people who care and support you? Can I tell you how I feel like I am floating from success? My family and I held 'Dinner in the Dark', a unique dining experience where you enjoy all three courses completely blindfolded. As friends and  family arrived they were blindfolded at the door. Friends from the Arizona Center...

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Be My Eyes; Running with a guide

After I left the LHON Symposium in June, I left with the "I can do ANYTHING" attitude. I started talking about how I LOVED (past tense) to run. I used to love to run but haven't since I went blind. Why? I jumped on Facebook, found the Achilles International and some AMAZING connections within the running community. The response I had gave me the goose bumps. These people don't even...

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