FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Federation of the Blind Congratulates
Blind MasterChef Winner
Baltimore, Maryland (September 12, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of blind people in the United States, today congratulated Christine Ha, the winner of season three of MasterChef, a competitive cooking reality television show.
Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “The National Federation of the Blind congratulates Christine Ha not only for winning MasterChef but also for helping to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about the abilities of blind people. She won the competition following the same rules as her sighted competitors and in so doing demonstrated the true capacity of the blind. Ms. Ha is proof of our conviction that blind people, given the proper training and opportunity, can compete on a basis of equality with our sighted peers.”
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