Future Reflections                                                                                      Summer/Fall, 2002

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Special Opportunity for Sighted Kids

To the sighted brothers and sisters of blind kids:

You are a special group. You have experiences, questions, and, yes, frustrations, that are probably different from other kids at your school, but are shared with other kids in NFB families. Now it’s your turn. We would like to have a whole section in an upcoming issue of Future Reflections that is for you, from you, and about you.

You are invited to submit for publication anything you have written, or want to write, about having a blind sibling. It can be any length. Here are some ideas of what you could write about:

• Describe how you feel about having a blind brother or sister.

• Annoying questions other kids ask, and advice (if you have it) on how to answer them.

• A fun time you have had together.

• Your experience at the NFB convention—what you liked and didn’t like (including suggestions).

• A fictional story involving blind and sighted siblings.

• Anything else you can think of.

You might satisfy a school requirement with what you write. Also remember that having a published article is good for job, college, or private school applications.

Please include your age and send it in by April 2003, to: Editor, Future Reflections, 1800 Johnson Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, or e-mail it to <Bcheadle@nfb.org>.

Photos would be nice, too. If you enclose a photo, be sure to identify the people in it. If you want the photo back, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

For parents of younger children—It’s fine to send something that your sighted child might “dictate” to you.

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