[Ohio-talk] good idea or not

Gloria Robinson grob702 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 15:52:18 UTC 2015


I just want to say to you shall be in others we serve an awesome God and if there's anything that I can do to help I'll be willing and you may call me if you need to talk God bless

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> On Aug 13, 2015, at 2:58 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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> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
> (513) 607-6053
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