Posted by Patti Chang | 08/21/2017 | General, Stories
"Attending the convention has changed me in many ways. For the first time in my life, I did not feel self-conscious or different. For the first time in my life, I feel like I am part of a big family that really cares." - Ayoub Zurikat, 2017 Read more From Timid to Bold: Reflections on Newcomers to National Convention...
Posted by Gary Wunder | 05/23/2017 | General, Stories
One frequent topic of discussion in the National Federation of the Blind is why we joined, when we joined, and those things that pushed us towards and away from the organization. Very often we find ourselves trying to tell one unified story but, like most things in life, the reason for making significant decisions in our lives often is a culmination of events and maybe even an epiphany or two along the way. Read more How Love Convinced Gary Wunder to Join the National Federation of the Blind...
Posted by Isabel | 05/09/2017 | General, Stories
From the editor: Isabel is a member of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland and shared this story as part of our #WhyImAFederationist campaign. This story originally appeared on the NFB of MD Facebook page. Read more Isabel Espinales Regains Independence through the National Federation of the Blind...
Posted by Anil Lewis | 03/08/2016 | General, Stories
My earliest memory of having to deal with my impending blindness occured when my mom took  my siblings and me to visit the ophthalmologist’s office. I was probably seven years old, and the office staff took me into a dark room to dilate my pupils. This required administering a series of painful eye drops, and I remember squealing, “It burns!” I sat there in the dark, trying desperately not to cry, because I was told that if the tears washed away the eye drops, we would need to start the process all over again. Read more It Burns...