[NFBWATLK] Mike Freeman

Kaye Kipp kkipp123 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 06:15:56 UTC 2017

Hey Marcy.  I miss Mike too.  It's hard to lose a friend and colleague.  If
you want to talk, feel free to call.  I'm here for you.  I know he'll be
missed at the Washington seminar as well.  

Take care.


-----Original Message-----
From: NFBWATLK [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci
Carpenter via NFBWATLK
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 5:30 PM
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Cc: Marci Carpenter
Subject: [NFBWATLK] Mike Freeman

Hello friends,

I am having a really hard time this week. On Christmas Eve I lost a very
good friend, Mike Freeman. I spent most of last week calling and emailing
others to let them know of Mike's death and taking care of some details. Now
it is hitting me hard. Mike led the way on most pieces of state legislation
creating and preserving rights for blind children and adults in the last 30
years. He supported and taught me in many ways. He could be very gruff and
sometimes disagreeable, but underneath he had such a big heart. I have met
few people who truly believed in and cared about blind people as Mike did.
He was always generous and supportive of me and others who were experiencing
personal difficulties. It is going to be hard to be in Washington DC without
him later this month. He attended every NFB Washington Seminar from the
early eighties until last year when the snow kept him from going for the
first time. I really need my Federation family right now. I really miss my

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