My voice was heard ’round the world on World Sight Day 2017!

45 ViewsThursday Oct 12, 2017 was World Sight Day. It was also the day of a special meeting at the US FDA. I was involved in both.   For World Sight Day, millions of people around the world shared their stories of living with blindness, teaching blind children, advocating for blindness related things, and more.  Retina International, an organization that …

Football and blind kids? You betcha!

50 ViewsARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??? Aw man I looooooove that expression, that song! I am a die hard football fan, so when I gave birth to my boys I would sit and wonder what football positions they’d love to play.  I wondered if they’d have the guts to be the quarterback or the drive to be a wide …

New Thriving Blind Video Series! Learn to SEE: Set Extraordinary Expectations

52 ViewsIt’s been quite a busy summer ’round my house! Lots of changes and new directions to explore! One of the things I am most excited about is my new little video series where I’ll be sharing all the real life stories that have made my journey with my kiddos fun and interesting!  The underlying theme of how my kiddos …

My son’s PROM – I never imagined it would be an event I had always imagined

100 ViewsProm.  Some call it the greatest part of high school.  Some find it to be the biggest stress of high school. As a mom, I resided in both camps for a long time. When my firstborn son was diagnosed as blind seventeen years ago, prom was actually one of the dream scenes of his future that went dark for …

How the first snowfall reminds me of my epic fail as a Mom…

38 ViewsI put this short video up on Facebook in our Thriving Blind community the other day to address a not always happy topic in the blindness realm: the White Cane.  Watch as I tell my story, with ridiculous honesty and a few random ADD moments, of how I realized I was failing my son in avoiding cane training for …