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Meet Ansel & His Guide Dog

 

My name is Ansel Davis, Founder and President of Look Through My Eyes, Inc. – a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. I was born in Kingston and migrated to Pahokee, FL in 1977. After graduating high school, the Floridan neighborhood became my home, for which I lived over a decade. After high school, Job Corps centers in Georgia and North Carolina became sources for obtaining a degree in culinary arts and building maintenance along with several other certificates. My vision has been impaired from birth, and I am considered legally blind. There are various kinds of vision impairment; my impairment is due to a progressive decay of the rod and cone photoreceptor cells in the retina – also known as Pigmentosa.

 

To be born with this eye disease is unfortunate, but I have refused to become despondent. I believe that even those considered impaired or disabled can do and accomplish anything they put their minds to. I have become passionate about being a positive image for people like me and showing them that "Disabled Doesn't Mean Unable". As Martina Navratilova once said, "Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.”

 

 

Finding employment with organizations who are committed to adjusting to the needs of the visually impaired has been a challenging ordeal; which later led me to the non-profit organization, Look Through My Eyes, Inc. There are individuals and families that lack the resources and education they need to live a normal life. As we have already held classes and events to help support those around us, we need your help to reach your community and the masses – your support is key in solving this problem.starting

February 12, 2019

What is Beep Baseball? 

It is when you take America’s favorite past time sport and make it available to blind and visually
impaired athletes. It combines a beeping ball, buzzing bases, six blindfolded players, and fully sighted pitcher and catcher, and spotters. As the crowd goes wild, players hit, field, and run bases. All the while relying completely on hearing, communication, and trust.  Beep Baseball requires grit, hustle,...

September 6, 2018

My name is Christine Abrahams and I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the age of 24 which caused me to develop retinopathy resulting in my becoming severely visually impaired 4 years ago (officially blind). In February of this year after many months of sitting at home with nothing to do, I got involved with the Blind Faith Forever (BFF) social group which is how I met Mr. Ansel Davis...

August 16, 2018

Life As A Guide Dog

Training, routines and mindset: 3/16, helps me with the every second task of alerting my owner of obstacles, doors, elevators, stairs, escalators, buses, cabs, anything that can potentially help or harm them. I stay by side to them in restaurants without barking, begging or unnecessary movement. I alert them to doors, wait for opening and finds empty sidewalk paths.

Street crossings are t...

August 16, 2018

Hello, my name is Sheniqua. I was born in the U. S Virgin Islands and have been visually impaired from birth. Till this day my family and doctors are not sure what caused my blindness. My eye condition is known as retinal dystrophy, but doctors are not sure which form I possess. At the age of fourteen, I began to notice small changes in my vision, I went from being able to read with handheld magnifiers, wearing sunglasses in t...

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