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Stories of Impact

Building a kinder, more accessible, and more supported world is what we work toward, but it’s the people whose lives we touch that we work for.

Here we invite you to get to know the people and families impacted by our partners’ work, and read about the personal stories of triumph and growth made possible by donor support.

James

James

About 30 years ago, during a routine visit to my eye doctor, I learned I was losing my vision. Despite surgical attempts to save my sight, I was blind within 18 months. Suddenly,...

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Qita

Qita

Imagine that every public place and family gathering feels like a bad rock concert. Ten years ago, I had a sudden onset of unexplained hearing loss. You can imagine that as a...

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Dany

Dany

I felt like it was the end of the world. Scared just doesn’t describe how I felt the first time I used my white cane to cross the street by myself. I was terrified! Not only was...

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Manon

Manon

Imagine your typical day. You get up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, read the morning news, send the children off to school, get dressed, and make your way to work. Now...

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Kenneth

Kenneth

I thought I’d reached the end of the street, but had inadvertently walked directly in the middle of the traffic. It was one of the scariest moments since I started my training...

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George & Rhona

George & Rhona

The first time it was suggested to me to get a cochlear implant, my reaction was no way – I’m never doing that! My wife Rhona kept mentioning it over the years, but I wouldn’t...

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