By Nicole Lawrence, CNIB’s Communications Specialist for Atlantic Canada.
For many individuals, the dawn of a new year means a new set of resolutions and goals. While people might hope to eat healthier, quit smoking or frequent the gym as part of their resolutions, Canadians with vision loss often have very different aspirations.
When someone loses vision, life changes forever. Everyday activities we often take for granted can become monumental, seemingly impossible tasks. Things like crossing an intersection confidently, travelling on a bus independently or preparing meals in their kitchen after losing their sight.
While these goals may be second-nature to you and I, they can be a giant leap towards independence for individuals living with vision loss in our country.
As we approach the new year, we’re challenging Canadians to make a resolution they can keep. What if your 2015 resolution was to make someone else’s come true?
This year, resolve to make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Become a Partner in Vision and help provide vital rehabilitation services to Canadians of all ages.
For as little as $10 per month, you’ll help ensure CNIB has the funds to deliver our life-changing programs and services where Canadians need them most: in their own homes and communities, over the phone, online and at CNIB centres from coast-to-coast.
Your incredible generosity will help enable individuals with vision loss to lead full, active lives and reach their vision rehabilitation goals. Whether that means learning to cook again after a loss of sight, going back to school, travelling safely and independently with a white cane or getting the support they need to adjust to the emotional and social impact of vision loss.
Click here to learn more about our Partner in Vision program and make a new year’s resolution you can keep!