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Virtual Adjustment to Blindness Support Group
May 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth is hosting a Virtual Adjustment to Blindness Support Group!
While we continue to monitor the developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we would like to stay in communication as much as possible. For the time being, we’ve decided to host weekly (virtual) support groups and will try to have a guest speaker each week.
This week, May 6th, we are excited to have Mr. Michael Hingson join us. Michael Hingson, blind since birth, went to college receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physics along with a secondary teaching credential from the University of California at Irvine.
Michael then enjoyed a nearly-30-year career working for high tech companies spending most of his time in management roles.
Michael Hingson’s life changed dramatically on September 11, 2001 when he and his guide dog, Roselle, escaped from the 78th floor of Tower One in the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Soon after, Michael and Roselle were thrust into the international limelight where Michael began to share his unique survival story and 9-11 lessons of trust, courage, heroism, and teamwork.
Mike has served as The National Public Affairs Director for one of the largest Nonprofit organizations in the nation: Guide Dogs for the Blind; He serves as the vice president of the National Association of Guide Dog Users; Michael holds seats on other agency boards including the Fort Worth Lighthouse for the Blind, the Earle Baum Center for the Blind and the Colorado Center for the Blind; Michael is The National Ambassador for the Braille Literacy Campaign of the National Federation of the Blind.
Please join us via Zoom, every Wednesday 10 AM to 12 PM. We know several of you are not familiar with Zoom, but it is fairly easy to use. Please allow yourself plenty of time to join the meeting. If you need assistance, call Shawn Keen at 817-529-7811.
There are two ways to join:
* Dial (346) 248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 766 1292
Watch here if you were unable to join us: https://youtu.be/l9wMqSuQCL0