Chapter Events and Presentations

Eastern Michigan Chapter Speaker Series

Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 9:30 am – 11:30 PM (EDT)

Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness to learn more about the Eastern Michigan Chapter, what's it's like to work with a genetic counselor, and hear from a local teacher and athlete about his empowering journey with vision loss.
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Royal Oak Library

222 E Eleven Mile Rd

Royal Oak, MI 48067


  • Featuring presentations from:
    - Dana Schlegel, MS, MPH, CGC - Genetic Counselor, Kellogg Eye Center
    - John Kusku, math and physics teacher and Paralympic silver medalist in the sport of goalball
  • About John Kusku:

John is a math and physics teacher at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southwest in Wixom, Michigan. He teaches high school juniors and seniors from several different school districts in Southwest Oakland County. He is legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa. He earned his master’s degree in mathematics in 2009 from Western Michigan University. John’s nine year-old son, George, is in fourth grade and John’s wife, Jessica, is a teacher of children who are blind or visually impaired. John is a Paralympic silver medalist in the sport of goalball. He has worked in many mentoring roles for young people who are blind or visually impaired as well as their parents and teachers.