Every month, we celebrate people who are or were connected with vision loss.
This month, we are celebrating two birthdays.
Every month we celebrate people connected with vision loss. We have two special people today.
The first person I want to wish Happy Birthday is my dear grandma! She was born on July 26. She was kind enough to give me her perspective on losing vision due to Age Related Macular Degeneration. You can read what she had to say here.
My grandma is a tough act to follow, but I think you'll enjoy hearing about the other person we want to celebrate this month.
Alec Templeton was born on July 4, 1909 (there is some dispute whether it was 1909 or 1910). He was blind from birth, and had perfect pitch. He became a legendary performer in the 1930s through the 1950s. He had a radio show, and would memorize the scripts. He was a jazz musician and I found a few videos on YouTube that you might enjoy.
Happy birthday to both of you! To submit someone for birthday greetings, fill out our form here.
It's time to celebrate people who were born in June who were connected to vision loss!
Helen Keller was a remarkable woman, and she was born on June 27, 1880.
The people listed in this post were all born in May. Take a look at all the contributions they made or are still making!
Happy Birthday! If you'd like to add someone, submit our contact form here.
We have a new feature on our blog that we hope you enjoy.
Every month we will feature people with visual impairments who were born in that month. Some of them were visually impaired their entire lives, and others became visually impaired at some point. I hope it will be inspiring and educational!
Is there someone you would like us to add?
If you would like us to wish your family member Happy Birthday as part of this series, let us know. You can submit their name, birthday, and what you appreciate about them. It can be someone who is currently with us or someone who has passed on.
We are celebrating people with visual impairments on our blog, so they need to be or have been visually impaired at some point during their lifetime. We will consider an exception if someone has been involved in education, advocacy or advancement for people with visual impairments. (I reserve the right to edit for space or clarity)
We will start this feature in June, so if you want to celebrate any June birthdays, make sure you send them in soon!
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.