[Ohio-talk] Cincinnati Chapter News

Ali Benmerzouga ali.benmerzouga at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 13 14:38:53 UTC 2018

Great job Sheri! 

Thanks for letting the public know about what the white cane means to Blind
people, and what we can confidently, proudly and independently do with it on
a daily basis. The sky is the limit so far!

We can certainly live the life we happily want, blindness is for sure not
what holds us back!

As our late NFB President, Kenneth Jernigan more or less said,  "we need to
replace every cannot by yes I can, then  look for the how to/alternative,
and happily assure ourselves by actively saying why not!" Hence, if there is
a serious will, there is always a way/many ways to handle the task!

Keep the good work up!!!

Thanks for sharing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Sheri Albers via
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:52 AM
To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>; NFB
of Ohio Cincinnati Chapter List <cinci-nfb at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Sheri Albers <sheri.albers87 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Cincinnati Chapter News

Good Morning NFB of Ohio,

On Monday, the NFB of Cincinnati celebrated White Cane Awareness Day and
Meet the Blind Month in downtown Cincinnati. We met at City Hall and had
Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman read our two proclamations, while I spoke
on the history behind the event. We then did our annual White Cane Walk to
Fountain Square, where we had a Meet-And-Greet with the public to hand out
literature, and broke out into dance, led by Clovernook Center for the Blind
and Visually Impaired. It was a beautiful day in the Nati! Thank you to all
who participated.

Here is the link to the news story from WCPO Channel 9:




Best Regards,

Sheri Albers, Vice President

National Federation of the Blind of Ohio


Sheri.albers87 at gmail.com


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.


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