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Wed Aug 17 14:00:25 UTC 2011
Marilyn, had been part of NAGDU years ago, as well as the NFB. Trying to get
her back in
Anyway, is there anymore room for Sunday that she can participate in the
Marilyn in fact, got me introduced to the Guide Dog Foundation when Phyllis
Harrington was still with us.
I felt I couldn't get a dog because I had so much vision back then.
But she is a good friend and good advocate. We are both volunteers with the
NY Organ Donor Program here in NY for many years. It used to be just the 3
of us ladies out here in Suffolk, NY. In fact, I speak about it at my Lions
Club meetings as well.
So Marilyn helped me get Maxx.
I hope she stays with us.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Marion Gwizdala" <blind411 at verizon.net>
To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
<nagdu at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nagdu] Introduction
> Welcome to the NAGDU list. It is great to have you here. I read that
> are an advocate and we need some good experienced advocates in our group,
> one of our primary initiatives is to act as advocates for those facing
> discrimination because of their choice to use a guide dog. We sponsor the
> NAGDU Information & Advocacy Hotline which not only provides information
> concerning the use of guide dogs, it offers the opportunity to speak with
> advocate trained to resolve access issues. If you would like to check out
> the hotline, you may do so by calling 888-NAGDU411 (888-624-3841) or
> 813-658-5749. (The 813 number saves us the toll charges.) We also have a
> NAGDU division in New York. Margo Downey, the NYAGDU president, is on this
> list. I hope you enjoy your time here and look forward to hearing from you
> Fraternally yours,
> Marion Gwizdala, President
> National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU)
> National Federation of the Blind
> President at NAGDU.ORG
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marilyn" <t21114 at optonline.net>
> To: "NAGDU Mailing List, the National Association of Guide Dog Users"
> <nagdu at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:21 AM
> Subject: [nagdu] Introduction
> > Hi Everyone,
> > My name is Marilyn and I have a guide dog named Anna. She is from GDF.
> > I work as an Independent Living Skills Specialist doing
> > Advocacy/Outreach.
> > I also run a support group at my agency for people with all
> > disabilities.
> > I teach disabled teenagers for a local high school Independent Living
> > Skills during the school year for one morning a week. I am a Lion and
> > volunteer for the NY Organ donor Network. Tomorrow I am going to Rhode
> > Island for a few days. I am on vacation for this week and part of next.
> > Today i am getting together with 18 friends . Most are blind but we have
> > a
> > few sighted coming. I go to a social group out east on Long Island on
> > Mondays so I don't work that day unless there is something special going
> > on at my agency. A new blind support group has formed in our county. I
> > was there guest speaker . Right now I am taking on a cause trying to
> > keep
> > Talking Books on Long Island. they want to send 4,000 patrons from here
> > to
> > Manhattan who already can't handle there own patrons. I have a petition
> > going around and last week had over 800 signatures.
> > we will be doing some media coverage in Sept. to bring more attention to
> > this. Some people told me I am wasting my time but you don't know until
> > you try. This all came about because a blind veteran called my agency
> > and
> > said no one cares. I said I care.
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