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Marcus: Flourishing as an Independent Blind Person

Marcus receives his bell

“I knew you would flourish here,” Julie Deden said to Marcus at his bell ceremony on February 5. “When you came down from Montana for a tour with your Dad, you were so interested and excited about everything.” Marcus worked as a journeyman electrician in Montana before becoming blind two years ago. He operated his […]

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Jenny’s Bell: Of Brussels Sprouts and Self-determination

two joyful women stand together, one ringing her Freedom Bell

“Jenny is a woman who is very creative and unique, and you may find yourself experiencing things you’ve never experienced before when you spend time with Jenny.” That was Julie Deden’s remark on January 20 as she prepared to present Jenny with her Freedom Bell. It’s very true, because it was elicited by the fact […]

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

a smiling young woman displays her brightly colored ceramic sculpture with a ray of light emerging from one duck's bill

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, […]

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