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November 26, 2012

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November 26, 2012

We first discoverd the Lighthouse through a personal quest to learn more about tools and programs availalbe for our visually impaired son. While the Lighthouse's local roots are 80 years deep, we never had occasion to learn about the important role this organization plays in our community. Upon our initial meetings with Carol Brady-Simmons and Isabel Chica, we quickly realized that we had "discovered" a wonderful nonprofit which executes its mission flawlessly through a gifted and kind staff. Carol and Isabel took an immediate personal interest in assisting us with navigating the options available to our young son. Our first encounters sparked an interest in discovering ways in which our family could be more connected and supportive of the Lighthouse. We were fortunate enough to be introduced to Virginia Jacko, the CEO of the Lighthouse, who provided a tour of the facility and educated me on the various programs and services the Lighthouse provides to all sectors of the visually impaired community. From that point, we were hooked! Mrs. Jacko is an inspirational leader, unparalleled advocate and thoughtful steward of this wonderful organization. The facility is top notch and always improving. From the youngest of clients (enrolled in the "Blind Babies Program"), to the adults learning job and life skills, and all the way to the senior citizens who are look forward to spending an enriching day at the Lighthouse, our community is benefitted each day from what happens at the Lighthouse. I have been fortunate to work with the Lighthouse on various projects and events, all of which ultimatelly lead to my recent appointment to the Board of Directors. I consider this appointment a true honor. If you are truly judged by the company you keep, my reputation has been enhanced by my association with the Lighthouse, Mrs. Jacko and the incredible employees and volunteers who work miracles each day at the Lighthouse.

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Life-changing

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2012

November 16, 2012

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November 16, 2012

I came to Miami Lighthouse through my role as a optometrist and a founding member of the Heiken Childrens Vision Fund. The Miami Dade Optometric Association established this fund in 1992 to provide free eye exams and necessary eyeglasses to financially disadvantaged children attending Miami Dade Public Schools who failed their state-mandated vision screenings and had no way to receive eye care. In 2007, we merged with Miami Lighthouse to insure our program would continue to serve needy children in Greater Miami. This successful merger has allowed the program to now serve over 40 counties throughout Florida. Over 100,000 children have received free eye care as a result of this marvelous merger that improves individual school performance, learning, and self-esteem. I am very proud of the entire team at Miami Lighthouse and proud to be a member of the Board of Directors for the last 5 years. This is a very efficient nationally recognized charity that deserves strong support. Alan Levitt,OD

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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