[Nfbc-info] An idea from Beach Cities Chapter

ckrugman at sbcglobal.net ckrugman at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 11 07:07:38 UTC 2010

This seems like a good idea. The medical profession as a whole seems to lack 
practical knowledge about the issues of blindness. This also applies to 
medical social workers as well, knowing this from having worked in the 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Juliett Cody" <julietcody at cox.net>
To: "NFB of California List" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 10:13 AM
Subject: [Nfbc-info] An idea from Beach Cities Chapter

> Good Morning Federationists,
> Fred Chambers was contacted this morning by someone looking for blind
> baby raising advice. The mother and baby are in Oceanside. She is 
> frustrated at the lack of information available for her. Obviously, the 
> doctors know nothing about our chapter, blindness organizations, the 
> truths of blindness, or that we are working on a Parents of Blind Children 
> chapter  in conjunction with Beach Cities Chapter right here in North 
> County.
> I know this is an awareness slap, on the face  telling  all of us to work 
> harder. Apparently, we are not getting the word out. This mother had never 
> heard of the NFBC or our  state wide Parents with Blind Children's 
> Chapter.
> There is not a doubt that the Beach Cities Chapter immediately started 
> working on this issue today. We are going to have a conference meeting 
> before our next chapter meeting (time and date is to be announce). I'm 
> taking the initiative to invite everyone to join us, in fact I think it 
> would be wonderful if we could interest every chapter president to call 
> in. The Beach Cities Chapter believes we should take  this one step 
> further ( with the NFBC board approval of course), and we could suggest 
> this as a state-wide effort.
> Each chapter should cover some doctors in their area, and get literature 
> from the state office to distribute to them. We probably don't need to 
> contact every doctor.  but we can brainstorm  at the meeting, and decide 
> which types of doctors should get which info.
> What do y'all think?What does the board think?
> Thanks Juliet Cody and Fred Chambers
> President and Vice President Beach Cities
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