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USA Today: Fearless blind teen smashes it on the Rugged Maniac obstacle course

Levi Gobin is blind, determined, and totally fearless. The 17-year-old from Sarasota, Florida, was born without sight due to a condition called optic nerve ... continue reading

March 2022 eNews

Lighthouse Spotlight Periodically, we will spotlight the many staff at Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center. This month we spotlight Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, Nathan LaForte. ... continue reading

February 2022 eNews

Expanding Horizons Lighthouse first interviewed author and Lighthouse client, Ray Hazel, in the fall of 2020. Since that time, Ray has continued to work ... continue reading

January 2022 eNews

– Grateful and Thankful – As we close the door on 2021, and welcome a bright new year, I find myself feeling immensely grateful ... continue reading

Herald-Tribune Publishes News of Grant Awarded to Lighthouse from Manatee Community Foundation

BUSINESS Sarasota Herald-Tribune Published December 13, 2021 Through the generosity of Manatee Community Foundation, the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center was awarded a $4,700 grant. The money ... continue reading

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center Awarded Grant from Manatee Community Foundation

SARASOTA, Fla. – Dec. 3, 2021 – Through the generosity of Manatee Community Foundation, the Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center was awarded a $4,700 ... continue reading

December 2021 eNews

Tools in Your Toolbox It doesn’t take long to figure out that Angie Robinson has a true passion for helping and advocating for others. ... continue reading

November 2021 eNews

Losing Sight Doesn’t Mean Losing Independence Not long after Tom turned eighteen, he started having back pain. Then one day the back pain led ... continue reading

October 2021 eNews

Life’s Silver Linings It’s hard not to smile and laugh when spending time with Michael. He’s the type of individual that seems to find ... continue reading

ABC 7 Features Story on Lighthouse Teen Competing in Rugged Maniac Race

Suncoast teen defies obstacles to raise funds for local charity By Melissa Ratliff | WWSB-TV ABC 7 | Oct. 6, 2021 A 17-year-old Suncoast ... continue reading