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Jul 20, 2020 Beacon Stories
Born with LCA, Anthony began wrestling in the seventh grade, continued through high school, and eventually became the subject of a documentary about his life as a blind wrestler. He then received a life-changing call from the United States Olympics Committee, asking him to compete on the Paralympic Judo Team.
Jul 6, 2020 Beacon Stories
Tracy was the fourth generation of his family to receive the diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa, but he never let that stop him from dreaming big. Tracy has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for over 36 years, making significant contributions over the many years.
Jun 15, 2020 Beacon Stories
Thirty-one-year-old Wren Blae Zimmerman always loved horses. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that Wren finally learned to ride. Now her life revolves around this equestrian dream, and she’s given herself the title of the “Blind Show Jumper.”
May 27, 2020 Partner News
An intriguing link between excess body iron and retinal degeneration is being explored by Abfero Pharmaceuticals, a young biotech based in Boston and Oxford, UK.
May 27, 2020 Beacon Stories
Llura Gund, often referred to as Lulie, was known for her infectious kind smile and love of life.
May 26, 2020 Living and Thriving
A guide to receiving Social Security Disability Benefits if you have vision loss or are legally blind.
May 18, 2020 Beacon Stories
Allen has always wanted to be known as an artist, first and foremost. His photography hints at the ever-changing nature of people’s lives and their environment, much like his own progression with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Apr 20, 2020 Beacon Stories
We checked in with a few of the Foundation’s volunteers to get their perspective on these unprecedented times.
Apr 13, 2020 Personal Stories
Meet Sue Sanger. Sue was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) at the age of 29 but has continued to travel, advance in her legal and political career, and more. In the following story, Sue explains, in her own words, all she has accomplished since learning she has RP and why she’s a supporter and member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Legacy Society.
Apr 6, 2020 Beacon Stories
Carolyn is a business professional and beauty industry leader in Raleigh, North Carolina. In spite of her diagnosis with retinitis pigmentosa, Carolyn pursues exactly what she wants and knows what she is purposed to do in her life.