Additional Disabilities: When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training

by Alexis Read Editor’s note: Alexis Read shares the importance of selecting a dog guide school that will tailor training and tools to your specific abilities.  I was born with a visual impairment and other disabilities that affected me physically and neurologically.  My visual impairment hinders both my central and peripheral vision, which causes complications … Continued

My Singing Journey

I’m writing to share the journey I have gone through to overcome and even thrive over a long-standing personal fear. Most people on the Ivey side of my family can play a musical instrument or sing; many can play multiple instruments. I recall loving singing with my dad and grandfather, J V, who was good … Continued

Cataracts: My Personal Story 

by Maribel Steel Editor’s note: June is Cataracts Awareness Month. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than half of all Americans who are 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts. My Story During my teenage years, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). After a time of … Continued