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May 25, 2023
Eric Ringham is a retired senior editor at Minnesota Public Radio News, where he supervised arts and education coverage. Before joining the MPR staff in 2009, he completed almost 30 years at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, serving most of that time as commentary editor. Ringham also works part-time as a voice and stage actor. He and his spouse, Ann Wagner, live in south Minneapolis.
May 22, 2023
I Am Blind, but I Am Not the Blindness
Dr. Ann Wagner is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist who has worked at the Minneapolis VA HCS for the past 23 years, serving veterans and their families. She works primarily on the PTSD Clinical Team providing evidenced-based assessments and interventions for PTSD and other trauma-related problems. Dr. Wagner herself is legally blind due to retinitis pigmentosa.
May 12, 2023
Lindsey Blankenship, president of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Colorado Chapter, has created a one-of-a-kind Raising Our Sights Event. Wine for a Cure aims to spread awareness and fundraise on behalf of the Foundation Fighting Blindness with two signature wines from the Oregon Winery, Stoller Family Estates. The featured wines are a Chardonnay named “Variant” and a Pinot Noir named “Pigmentosa.”
May 2, 2023
Mental Health Awareness: Shattering the Stigma
Athletes around the world navigate the challenges of daily life and rigorous training, but what if a factor came into play that you had less control over? What if, one day, something changed in your vision?
Apr 26, 2023
Traveling With a Guide Dog: Advice from a Seasoned Traveler
International Guide Dog Day, April 26th, is extra special to Janni Lehrer-Stein, as she’s celebrating the 5th anniversary of graduating with “the world’s best guide dog,” Shiloh. Janni, who has retinitis pigmentosa, has traveled to five countries outside of the United States with Shiloh and is sharing advice for traveling with a guide dog.
Apr 10, 2023
Sean was diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in his 40s. Now Sean is using his AMD as an opportunity to educate others about the spectrum of blinding diseases while fundraising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Mar 27, 2023
Evolving With Eyesight and Life
Gavin was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at the age of 19. In his own words, Gavin shares his experience over the last 13 years adjusting to the unpredictability of his vision loss and how being a new parent has shifted his mindset.
Mar 22, 2023
Blindness Community Commemorates Judy Heumann
Judy Heumann worked tirelessly for decades to improve the quality of life, access, and inclusion for all people with disabilities across the globe.
Mar 13, 2023
Blind Paralympian Reaching New Heights
Isaac Jean-Paul was diagnosed with X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) at the age of two. Isaac was always set on being a professional athlete, and now he’s a Paralympian, winning bronze in the long jump in the 2020 Games and breaking the high jump world record three times.
Feb 27, 2023
Rewriting the Narrative as the First Black Deaf-Blind Journalist
Steven McCoy has made history as the first black deaf-blind journalist in the world, as he was recently diagnosed with Usher syndrome after a lifelong struggle with hearing loss. Equipped with a passion for storytelling and advocacy, he now uses his voice to create lasting change within the entertainment industry and deaf-blind community.