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THE MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INC
September 22, 2009

My Miami Lighthouse experience was enlightening and fulfilling every day. I entered the Lighthouse totally blind with no skills to allow me a normal existence. Within three months I was an expert at walking with a white cane, handling daily living skills and computer skills using JAWS. After four months by the time I graduated, I also learned to read and write contracted Braille. The staff was always helpful and courteous and challenged me to improve every day. I cannot say enough good things about the Miami Lighthouse. I only wish there were more places like it so more people could get the help they need. I have been blind now for two and a half years, yet I live a very normal, healthy and productive life. I have a wonderful guide dog that helps me travel quickly and efficiently anywhere I want to go. I take public transportation including busses, trains and airplanes and travel to cities that I don’t even know. With the skills that are taught at the Miami Lighthouse a blind person like me can learn more than to survive, they can have a life that thrives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The enriching environment and experience that they provide every day.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Exceptional and helpful always.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide help for so many more people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was a client and learned all the skills I needed to return a normal, productive existence.