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Learning and Thriving in Florida

Moving out-of-state is never easy, especially during a global pandemic, but moving to a new town, unsure of what services will be available to ... continue reading

A Lifetime Love of Learning

Aubrey Sykes has experienced adversity and triumphs all his life, which has prepared him for one of his biggest challenges yet: overcoming vision loss. ... continue reading

Learning to Live Blind

Losing sight is never easy but as one Lighthouse client points out, getting the proper education and training can help in the process. Alex ... continue reading

Ray Hasn’t Stopped Drumming Along

Very few people find their passion as a young child but for Ray, he did just that. Born and raised in New Jersey to ... continue reading

Brianna’s Bright Future is Ahead

Vision loss from birth has its own unique challenges. Brianna was diagnosed with Retinopathy of prematurity 18 years ago. But the loss of vision ... continue reading

Greg Takes Nothing for Granted

Honor Greg’s service by supporting his independence! As a young boy, Greg loved to read. His mother, who taught him, made it so much ... continue reading

Marty: Knowing That You Are Not Alone

Originally from upstate New York, Marty and her husband became “snowbirds” after retiring. She enjoyed living In New York during the summer and in ... continue reading

Jean Learned Mobility and Technology

Jean moved here about a year and a half ago, and was happy to find there is a Lighthouse here.“I did not know my ... continue reading

Susan Talks About AMD and Self-Advocacy

Susan was working as a nurse at the Charlotte County Department of Health when she noticed her vision getting fuzzy. It was a gradual ... continue reading

Ray Reinvented Himself

Ray spent a career as a writer for 35 years. But when his vision failed, it looked like there was no way forward.“I have ... continue reading