My Experience In a Virtual “Team” Race to Celebrate the ADA 30th Anniversary

Joining the Team I love to run. In the summer I run at the high school track. The springy track surface makes the perfect running base for me. So I was excited when I found a notice on the “Daring Sisters” Facebook page recruiting for their team in a walk, run, wheelchair or bike event. … Continued

cover of book. picture of Maribel using white cane to walk along side of body of water

Book Review: “Blindness for Beginners: A Renewed Vision of the Possible”

Editor’s note:  This review is part of our series on Reading to Enhance Mental Health and Well Being. As part of the VisionAware bookshelf series, I read Blindness for Beginners: A Renewed Vision of the Possible! What a delight! The title invites the reader into author Maribel Steel’s creative world of sensory resilience and problem-solving … Continued

Amys father Don standing by his truck which reads Don Bovaird Tree Man

My Dad: The Tree Man

My earliest recollection of my dad was hearing the sound of a chainsaw outside my bedroom window. He worked as a lineman for our town electric company and helped run the power plant. But his real passion? Cutting down trees. In Northwest Pennsylvania, “tree felling” has always served as a lucrative profession.   Dad started … Continued

Reviewing Books on Blindness: Harnessing Courage and Moving Forward As an Individual with Vision Loss

Editor’s note: These book reviews by Peer Advisor, Amy Bovaird are part of the VisionAware Bookshelf Series. Each book shares a message of facing vision loss straight on and finding the courage and will power to move forward with life as someone living with a visual impairment. Harnessing Courage: Overcoming Adversity Through Grit and Gratitude … Continued

Helping My Family Cope with Diabetes and Understanding the Consequences

Editor’s note: As we come to the end of National Diabetes Awareness month, peer advisor Amy Bovaird shares her concerns about diabetes and its impact on her family. Impact of Diabetes on My Life Diabetes impacts my life because three people in my family have it and I see how it affects them. My mother … Continued