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Penny’s Bell: You Encouraged Me & Wouldn’t Give Up on Me

Penny received the first Freedom Bell awarded in 2016 on January 7. The first thing she did after ringing it loud and proud was to thank her husband Rick. “You encouraged me and you wouldn’t give up on me,” she said after serving her grad meal to 60 guests, which included other family members and… Continue Reading Penny’s Bell: You Encouraged Me & Wouldn’t Give Up on Me

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Two Videos with Richie

Richie’s been at the Center in our Independence Training Program for a couple of months now. A former student in our summer youth program, he hit the ground running in January. Here are two videos . The first about his gift to Locks of Love. In the second, he’s on the slopes at Lake Eldora,… Continue Reading Two Videos with Richie

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Shelby: Don’t hide Your Lamp Under a Duck’s Nest

Monday afternoons our art class meets with our long-time teacher and friend Ann Cunningham to make tactile are pieces from stone, clay, paper or whatever creative fancy strives to take flight. Shelby will graduate next month, and she’s been a fixture in art class since last fall. Here she is `with her latest art project,… Continue Reading Shelby: Don’t hide Your Lamp Under a Duck’s Nest

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Alyssa’s Mini-meal

Alyssa recently finished her mini-meal. Let her tell you about it.

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“I built something inside myself”

Editor’s Note: Shirley graduated in August of 2014, and made this video before she left. While she was here, she obviously made a trip or two to Savory Spice on W. Main in Littleton.

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Salem: The Confidence to Succeed

Salem worked for two years to be able to come for training at the Center. She loves Braille, and more than once praised her Mom for insisting that her daughter be taught Braille when she became blind in middle school. After high school and a stint in college however, Salem began to realize that she… Continue Reading Salem: The Confidence to Succeed

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Jerad Goes Paleo, Goes to College

It was “paleo man’s” turn on December 3. That refers to his diet and his grad meal, for the record. “was that a great meal?” exclaimed Kimberley, who presented Jerad with his Freedom Bell. “I want to thank you for kicking my behind every day of my program,” Jerad told his instructors. For their part,… Continue Reading Jerad Goes Paleo, Goes to College

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The Gentleman from Missouri

Curtis was the perfect gentleman as always during the love session at his graduation. He simply said “Thank you” with a grin, and continued to soak up all the praise and affection heaped on him by his fellow students and instructors. The praise is easy to understand. He cooked a great meal – feeding the… Continue Reading The Gentleman from Missouri

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Ahimsa’s Celebration

It was definitely a day to celebrate when Ahimsa graduated on November 12, 2015, and she was more than ready! She came away from her training with a positive sense of herself as a blind person and the satisfaction of knowing that she pushed herself through many barriers to reach this day. Her extraordinary laugh… Continue Reading Ahimsa’s Celebration

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Holiday Season at the Center

The holiday season is always a busy time as well as a family time, and it’s no different with our Colorado Center for the Blind family. While many were preoccupied with Cyber Monday, we brought in our tree and decorated it in the meeting room. Cookies were baking in all three ovens in the kitchen.… Continue Reading Holiday Season at the Center

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