[Ohio-talk] good idea or not

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Thu Aug 13 21:11:27 UTC 2015


Eric, don't ya know, blind people can't raise children.  That is why
you have children before you go blind.

On 8/13/15, Eric Duffy via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I knew a girl who when she was a teenager her mother told her to have all of
> her children before she lost the rest of her vision. I don't think that was
> a good advice given a lot of other circumstances then I won't go into in
> this message. Really for that matter he was not good advice and all, but
> especially given her situation.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 13, 2015, at 3:58 PM, Marianne Denning via Ohio-talk
>> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> Part of my concern here is the age of the little girl.  Shelby, I also
>> wonder if her parents believe the only way to enjoy life is through
>> vision.  Since she has Ushers are they taking her to everything
>> possible so she can experience all of the sounds in the world.  I have
>> traveled a lot as a blind person and enjoyed it so much.  Most people,
>> blind or sighted, will never go to Rome.
>>
>>> On 8/13/15, Shelbi Hindel via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> I find it disturbing too. My parents did not explain to me that I was
>>> blind
>>> as a child. I knew there was something different about me and just
>>> thought
>>> I
>>> wasn't as smart as others. Having said that most of us really do not
>>> remember a lot of things from that age, in general. I'd feel better if
>>> this
>>> were a family that could afford to take these trips on their own
>>> finances.
>>>
>>> I think it would be interesting for people to weigh in on how much
>>> visual
>>> stuff they remember after losing their sight. Do you have strong, vivid
>>> memories of sunsets, sunrises, stars, colors, family members, and so
>>> forth.
>>>
>>>
>>> I am also disturbed by the idea that this could give sighted people the
>>> idea
>>> that the only sense of value and that can give you enjoyment through out
>>> life is sight. Eric and I went to the Ohio state fair without sighted
>>> people
>>> along. I had one of the best times at the fair in my life. It was
>>> relaxed
>>> and  peaceful. We found the things we most wanted such as ice cream. We
>>> even
>>> made one mistake that, for me, was fantastic. It was ordering French
>>> fries
>>> that turned out to be what I'd call homemade chips. Absolutely
>>> delicious.
>>> We
>>> got more of them! Had we had sight available that error would not have
>>> been
>>> made,  most likely, yet it was, as I said, a fantastic and delicious
>>> result.
>>>
>>>
>>> Shelbi
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Jerry
>>> Purcell via Ohio-talk
>>> Sent: August 13, 2015 2:34 PM
>>> To: 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'
>>> Cc: Jerry Purcell
>>> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] good idea or not
>>>
>>> I saw that story on the news.  I have no problem with it.  If I were in
>>> her
>>> shoes I'd want to take in as much as possible too.
>>>
>>>
>>>       Jerry
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>>> Marianne
>>> Denning via Ohio-talk
>>> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:30 PM
>>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>>> Cc: Marianne Denning
>>> Subject: [Ohio-talk] good idea or not
>>>
>>> I am very disturbed by this whole bucket list for children going blind
>>> and
>>> here is a five year old going to Rome.  What are your thoughts?
>>>
>>> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-year-old-girl-whos-slowly-going-blind-will-get
>>> -to-see-rome/
>>>
>>> --
>>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>>> (513) 607-6053
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>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>> (513) 607-6053
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