In case you are not aware, this week is White Cane Week. White cane activities are centered on the capabilities of the disabled and visually impaired. This year, one day is dedicated to the visually impaired. This is on August 5 Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at the Legislative Building Quezon city hall. This event is organized by My Refuge Low Vision Support Group. They call this a KA Vision Fest and entitled it a Journey Behind Low vision.
The my refuge support group has been around for quite some time and this is their time to shine. Everyone is welcome, especially visually impaired individuals, and their families. If you want to understand what low vision is about, and if you want to see that indeed, life goes on with visually challenged individuals, this is the place to be. Success stories will be shared; and an understanding of low vision and the diseases leading to it will be discussed. Furthermore, assistive devices will be demonstrated. There will also be a movie showing about dealing and coping with visual impairments. No one should miss this very touching and interesting movie. There will also be a show of talents. It will be a day filled with information, awareness, and entertainment.
There is no one more excited than myself to be part of this event. I get my inspiration and desire to work from my visually challenged patients. They teach me that with perseverance and the right attitude, you can do anything you want to do.