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Letter: Messages of hope

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is very grateful to the Monitor organization for the recent and highly informative articles in both the Monitor and the Insider.

Sarah Palermo’s article (Monitor, May 27) on our recognition of Concord Hospital’s part in producing an educational video about helping people with visual disabilities, conveys a hopeful message for folks who may have found visits to medical practices intimidating or awkward.

Tim Goodwin’s extensive article in last week’s Insider about his visit to our Concord headquarters, the McGreal Sight Center, comprehensively illustrated many of the daily challenges faced by persons with low vision or blindness.

He learned first-hand how our services help people to live better with vision loss as he explored many commonly used aids and devices – including how to travel safely with the white cane while simulating total blindness under a blindfold.

Again, the message was clear, help is readily available for people living in Concord and statewide who have low vision or no vision.

Our deepest appreciation for publicizing these messages of hope.

GEORGE THERIAULT

Concord

(The writer is president and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.)

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