The following message is from the National Federation of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, and the Colorado Center for the Blind.
It has been a difficult year of loss for the circle of friendship we share in our movement. We regretfully share the devastating loss of Scott LaBarre, who passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 10. Most recently serving as our national general council, Scott has been a longtime Federationist, a fierce leader in our movement, and a great friend to so many of us. The outpouring of love from the Federation family was deeply felt by Scott, but his challenging medical condition could not be overcome.… Read the rest “In Memoriam Scott LaBarre: A Statement on his Passing”
You can’t pursue your dreams without first believing you can. With your support on Colorado Gives Day today, we’ll continue to work to confront the problem of low expectations for blind people in education, employment, and virtually every aspect of our lives. We teach our blind students skills, imbue them with self-confidence, and nurture resilience, even after graduation. In other words, our students learn they can believe In their dreams!
And that Is all any of us could ask for!
Every donation you make today on our Colorado Gives page counts toward our percentage of the $1.4 Million Incentive Fund, helping your donation go even farther to support programs that lead to independence for blind people!… Read the rest “We Believe In Our Students’ Dreams”
As we come to you for support for Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 6, we want to share with you some of our excitement and pride in the growth and accomplishments of our students this past year. Blindness finds us in different ways and at different times of our lives. But what all of our students strive for is independence. That’s true whether it is a young person going out on their own for the first time or someone who has already established their lives, jobs, even families and now must learn blindness skills and come to believe in themselves as blind people.… Read the rest “This Is Positive Blindness Training at Work!”
And we are thankful for your support on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6!
The Colorado Center for the Blind is a training center and community of blind and low vision people proudly affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind. We believe blind people can do anything. Every day, we encourage and challenge each student—and they come to understand their potential as they build the skills and confidence to live the life they want. Because when you believe in yourself and experience a thriving community of positive blind people, nothing can hold you back from pursuing your dreams.
And that’s just what Maureen refers to in this Face Book post she made early Thanksgiving morning:
I’m so grateful that in the winter of 2009, I decided to take a chance.