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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

Millie Lives Everyday as “The Best Day Ever!”

For months, Millie had been falling asleep at unusual times and was not eating well. She had also been exhibiting odd behaviors at daycare. Not wanting ... continue reading

Michael Doesn’t Let Anything Hold Him Back

Michael was diagnosed with Stargardt disease (juvenile macular degeneration) and began losing vision as a teen. He did everything possible to maintain a normal ... continue reading