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Sep 14, 2020 Beacon Stories
Michael was matched with his first guide dog, Geo, a yellow Labrador retriever, in March 2020, two years after he applied with Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Michael and Geo now have a relationship unlike any other.
Aug 3, 2020 Beacon Stories
Award-nominated recording artist Lachi has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry with millions of streams on her music. But with all her many amazing musical accomplishments, it wasn’t until a few years ago that she fully embraced herself as a legally blind artist who identifies with the disability community as closely as she does with music.
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 Beacon Stories
Llura Gund, often referred to as Lulie, was known for her infectious kind smile and love of life.
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 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.
Mar 23, 2020 Beacon Stories
Paralympian Elizabeth Baker says that Stargardt disease has made her a tougher person.