[Ohio-talk] Story about blind man on WLWT

Rachel Kuntz rachelrkuntz at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 15:47:09 UTC 2016

I believe we have to act in a manner in which is comfortable for us. I don't
believe I have to accept unsolicited help. The boss in me believes I have
the right to respectfully refuse help. That said, if I found myself in a
situation like Marianne mentioned I don't know that I would have refuse the
young person's assistance. I look at that situation as a chance to have a
conversation and to educate. I am struck with the thought that sometimes the
act of giving makes a person open to learning. Life is rarely black and
white for me. 

Rachel R. Kuntz
Board Member
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
937.245.0547 cell
rachelrkuntz at gmail.com 
Live the life you want. Blindness is not what holds you back.

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From: Ohio-Talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marianne
Denning via Ohio-Talk
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Subject: [Ohio-talk] Story about blind man on WLWT

I tried to send a link so people could watch this article. An employee from
Clovernook was crossing at an intersection recently. A 12 year old student
offered to help him and the blind man accepted the help even though he
crosses this intersection regularly. Apparently, someone took a picture and
posted it to Facebook and it went viral. 2 television stations came out and
interviewed the blind man and the student. First, I think it is great that
the young man offered to help. I am concerned that the blind man said
something to the effect that he never turned down help when offered because
he might need help and people might not offer. I also have a problem with it
going viral. I found out about the report from Carlton Walker who works at
the national office. People helping each other isn't anything new. I hope we
all accept and give help. I would love to hear from others.

Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053
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