Month: December 2019

  • Happy Holidays! Thanks to All of You, Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind

    Happy Holidays! Thanks to All of You, Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind

    Three young students stand in front of a medical vehicle, all wearing Santa hats
    Caption: Cristian, Shyanne and Kelly stand in front of the medical vehicle at South Suburban Fire and Rescue Station #12 on December 16. They had just delivered a box of holiday cookies and treats baked by students to on-duty fire fighters. In turn, fire fighters showed students one of the trucks and the medical vehicle. The three students assisted in delivering treats to Littleton Police, where they met Chief Doug Stephens, as well as other officials. It is an annual tradition, our way of thanking the community that is the home of the Colorado center for the Blind.

    We’re celebrating the holidays, and we hope you are too!… Read the rest “Happy Holidays! Thanks to All of You, Lives Change at the Colorado Center for the Blind”

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  • “How My Life Changed at the Colorado Center for the Blind” @CatchTheseWords

    “How My Life Changed at the Colorado Center for the Blind” @CatchTheseWords

    Editor’s Note: We introduced you to holly some months ago, when the weather was warmer and she was a relatively new student at the center. She comes from the United Kingdom and her drive to attend the Colorado Center for the Blind stems in part from the fact that, as she says “there aren’t any training centers where I’m from.” And that means not even bad ones. Holly is a widely-read blogger on disability and blindness (Catch These Words), and we thought her thoughts on this video after completing our program – one of the more rigorous blindness training programs there is – offer us all an important perspective on what we do here, and why.

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  • “Incredible Days” Lead to Living the Lives We Want! #COGivesDay

    “Incredible Days” Lead to Living the Lives We Want! #COGivesDay

    A young woman holding a white cane faces us as she talks to a vendor.
    Maura visits the vendor area at the 2019 NFB of Colorado Convention.

    Maura finished high school last spring and plans to go on to college next year. Before she did that, however, she was determined to obtain the skills she needed to be independent as a blind person so that nothing could hold her back in college, or beyond. We’ll let Maura tell you how it’s going in this post she made last month on Face Book. And we hope you will make a donation today, Colorado Gives Day.

    These past few days have been so incredible! On Friday, I completed my second CCB graduation requirement by making my mini meal.… Read the rest ““Incredible Days” Lead to Living the Lives We Want! #COGivesDay”

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  • A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay

    A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay

    Executive Director Julie Deden wrote this salute to the final five students graduating from the Colorado Center for the Blind in 2019.

    Colorado Gives Day is this Tuesday, December 10, and as we do each year at this time, we are asking for your financial support for our programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind. In the next couple of weeks, five students will graduate from our Independence Training program. Each of these students have made tremendous accomplishments that will propel them towards an exciting life. Each of them now realizes that being blind does not need to stop them from doing what they want to do with their lives.… Read the rest “A salute to Our Graduates #COGivesDay”

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  • A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

    A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives

    A brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain, its reddish-brown mountain peak rises above her.
    Executive Director Julie Deden stands beside the fountain in the McGeorge Living Room at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore, dedicated Dec. 5, 2019.
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    Wearing a black skirt and white blouse with black accents, a brown-haired woman stands beside the fountain. The broad base is white, about table-height, filled with round, black stones where water falls and splashes. Rising up from the rocks more than a foot above the woman’s head, is the rough-surfaced sharp mountain peak in reds, rusts and browns.

    On a recent visit to the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, Center Director Julie Deden and I were able to preview the new McGeorge Living Room at the NFB’s headquarters.… Read the rest “A Fountain of Challenge and Success: Founders Honored in Baltimore McGeorge Living Room! #cogives”

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