Building a Brighter Future
INSIGHT's Board Secretary, Glen Valeff, and his brother both benefited from INSIGHT's services when they were kids. Glen recently shared his story and is encouraging everyone to support our Annual Fund Appeal to continue those programs for a new generation of people living with vision loss.
My brother Bill and I were blessed to be first involved with INSIGHT as children in the 1970’s. We were born with congenital cataracts, a condition which left us blind from birth. By God’s grace, corrective surgeries have partially restored our eyesight. Not only did we face challenges growing up, but imagine the task put before our parents in having to raise two children who couldn’t see well.
We were referred to INSIGHT by a very caring social worker. My parents attended support groups, sharing challenges which they faced with other parents. My brother and I attended summer camps at INSIGHT’s facilities where we learned daily living skills and also received orientation and mobility training. These skills have proven invaluable and have contributed mightily to the sense of independence which we experience in our lives today.
In short, INSIGHT’s mission of offering services which inspire confidence, build skills and empower folks who are blind and visually impaired to be fully integrated and equally valued members of society was met in our case.
The opportunities and choices put forth in our lives are a direct result of our involvement with INSIGHT.
Those opportunities, with your help, are now available for a whole new generation of kids and adults who are living with vision loss. Your support helps put them on a journey towards greater self-confidence, independence, success, acceptance and inclusiveness.