[nabs-l] Fwd: Share Your #WhyEyeFight Story

Sami Osborne sami.j.osborne97 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 12:56:31 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I wholeheartedly agree with all you guys.  This is very 
disturbing that this is happening again.  By the way, I believe 
that when it happened the last time, there was a message that 
went out asking us to send videos about the different things that 
we are capable of.  I strongly suggest  doing this and sending 
them to the organization if possible, so that they can see that 
we're people just like them, who just happen to be bl; that IS 
NOT what holds us back.  In the videos, we could maybe share a 
short description of our life story (like what we're studying in 
college, what jobs people might be doing etc), followed by a 
specific action/talent we are capable of doing, like saying hello 
in another language or playing the piano (or any other musical 

Thanks again for  sharing,


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I oppose this campaign.  I encourage everyone to email the 
President of the NFB.  This is unacceptable!

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 On Oct 23, 2017, at 5:37 PM, Chris Nusbaum via NABS-L 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:


 Thank you for sharing.  Unfortunately, this campaign seems to 
bare a striking (and disturbing) resemblance to the Foundation 
Fighting Blindness's #HowEyeSeeIt campaign of last October, which 
the Federation pushed back against strategically and forcefully.  
It seems to me that, if this campaign is gaining popularity as 
the previous one did, we may have to oppose it in a similar 
fashion.  I would suggest passing this solicitation on to 
President Riccobono directly at officeofthepresident at nfb.org.  It 
would be interesting to see whether he thinks this is worth 
responding to.  Please keep us posted.

 Keep up the fight,


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 Hi all,

 I don't know if you all have seen this or not but I think it is 
very unhelpful to the Blind Freedom Movement.  The organisation 
is called Prevent Blindness and they are beginning a campaign 
called "Why I Fight." It seems, as I understand, they want people 
to share what having sight means to them.  The organisation is 
putting emphasis on getting sight back.

 I plan to flood this hashtag with reasons why I fight for blind 
freedom; why I fight for equality.

 Just wanted to make everyone is aware of this organisation and 
their Twitter campaign.

 Happy Monday,

 Jordan Richardson
 "Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the 
worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete."
          Rod Serling
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 From: "Prevent Blindness" <info at preventblindness.org
 Date: October 23, 2017 at 13:22:50 CDT
 To: <lilrichie411 at gmail.com
 Subject: Share Your #WhyEyeFight Story

 Dear friend of Prevent Blindness,

 February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) 
Awareness Month.  Last year, Prevent Blindness and Bausch + Lomb 
asked you to help spread the word about eye health and AMD.

 In preparation for AMD Awareness Month, we are asking AMD 
patients to share their #WhyEyeFight story and a photo and/or 
video of themselves doing what they love the most by sending an 
email to whyeyefight at joyofsight.com.  Tell us why your eyesight 
is so important to you and give examples of just that.  How do 
your eyes help you do and see those things that are of utmost 
importance to you?

 By submitting, you could earn the chance to participate in an 
exciting video opportunity to share your story with others to 
help spread awareness about AMD, and show why maintaining eye 
health is essential for preserving your vision.

 Thank you so much for being a part of our community and helping 
to make a difference for others.  We look forward to hearing why 
YOU fight for your sight!

 Prevent Blindness

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