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Find out about blind runners and their guides. This is an awesome service that has established runners and guides. Imagine the communication skills needed, let alone the trust developed by both runner and guide. Talk live with Mr. Brian Rayburn, the founder and guide. 11/17/14 12PM EST 11AM CENTRAL 10AM MOUNTAIN 9AM PST We have set aside an entire hour for this marathon of an episode.
All are welcome to call in and speak with the guest speaker.
Remember, it is good to talk!
I have found in my Christian walk that people aren't always sure of where they are going. The 'Lost' are leading the lost and "Sinners are leadiing other sinners, it's as though the Bilnd are leading the Blind. The Bible says; "Without vision my people perish." I find that even in the churches, people don't have a clear vision of what they are doing, they are simply going through the motions. Too many Chrurches seem to be just "Playing Church." My sermon: "The Blind Leading The Blind," was preached at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, New York on August 31, 2014.. Please take the time to listen to the message.
Join Lisa Iversen and Life Coach Ade on "Ancestral Blueprints: From Blind Love to Awake Love.”
We continue our theme of “Fall in Love” to explore how Ancestral Blueprints impact our human relationships as they appear in our friendships and our romantic connections. How we see each other has a lot more to do with the primary relationships we experienced in our families and even our ancestral lines. Through whose eyes are you looking when you look at your partner, spouse, marriage, partnership? Your mother's, father's, grandmother's or grandfather's, your own? If you are single and prefer not to be, is there anyone in your family or ancestry who had difficulty in or loss of relationships with whom you are in resonance?
Join Lisa Iversen and Life Coach Ade to experience how unseen family loyalties influence partnership and/or marriage and to shift from blind to awake love.
Call 347 426 3346 or SKYPE
Learn how the unacknowledged truths in your Ancestral Blueprints may still be influencing your life today. Open your heart and mind to how the family soul's universal laws of love around belonging, balance, and justice connect all of us to one another.
With Life Coach Ade www.LifeConversationsMedia.com and Lisa Iversen, psychotherapist, Systemic Family Constellations Facilitator, and author of Ancestral Blueprints: Revealing Invisible Truths in America's Soul. www.LisaIversen.com
Brian Dickinson served for six years as a US Navy Air Rescue Swimmer before he moved to the Pacific Northwest to get his MBA and pursue his passion for extreme sports and mountain climbing. He has climbed in expeditions on the highest peaks of the seven continents, including Mount Everest, with the majority of climbs in the Cascade Mountains, near his home. He uses his climbs to help raise money for charity and as an opportunity to share his faith with others around the world. Brian, his wife, JoAnna, and their children, Jordan and Emily, live in Snoqualmie, Washington.
ABOUT BLIND DESCENT:
Alone and blind at 29,000 feet!
Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short-lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely, and got ready to begin his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, his gut instinct, and his faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts—in fantastic detail—his extraordinary experience on Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.
Volunteers for the Blind (VFB) is a non-profit organization almost four years ago, VFB moved to Fredericksburg. This area has much more of a community of professionals who are blind. Based on what she learned during VFB’s first four years of operation, Miss Frisch thought the organization could better serve the population here and make a more meaningful contribution. VFB is a non-profit organization that works with the blind to provide needed assistance.
Miss Frisch is a member of the National Federation of the Blind, the Stafford Rotary Club and the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. She is a past president of the National Federation of the Blind of the District of Columbia and the Alexandria West End Rotary. Currently, she is the secretary of the Greater Fredericksburg Area chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia.
1. VFB helps blind individuals residing in the Fredericksburg area by matching them up with reading and shopping assistants.
2. Since we are not a profitable organization, we do not charge people.
3. We receive our funds through donations and sales.
4. VFB has an internship program that gives blind individuals an opportunity to work in an office setting.
5. One important task I have my interns help with is creating our monthly newsletter.
6. We’re a very closely knit family, and we are very devoted to the people we serve. In return, we have people who are very devoted to helping us.
If you would like to learn more about this organization please reach out to them.
Volunteers for the Blind, 1101 Caroline Street, Suite 1, Fredrickesburg VA 22401
Phone: 540-899-8847 Web site: www.volunteersfortheblind.org
The Ironman World Championship in Kona is brutal, imagine how difficult it would be if you were blind. Tina Ament, Competitor, blind since birth, just struck this event from her bucket along with 3 other Ironman events and 5 Boston Marathon finishes.
Her training partner and race guide Anne Thilges has completed in 40 Iron-distance triathlons and co-raced alongside Tina during the Kona world championship. They now will go on record as the first female blind athlete/guide to race the famed Kona Ironman World Championship. Kristina “Tina” Ament is the highest-ranked female in the physically challenged division among 28 All World Athlete Champions representing nine countries.
Today we will talk to Handicapped Pets.com who makes fully adjustable wheel chairs for dogs and other products to give comfort and a higher quality of life to animals with physical challenges. Also joining us is Honey Bee, the blind cat from from Fiji. Honey Bee is an active, happy cat that loves to play outside, take in all the smells, and get into mischef! and was rescued from a shelter in Fiji and brought back to Washington state..
We will also talk to some great companies who are bringing very innovative new products. Join us and bring a smile to your day!
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Blind Award-Winning Guitarist with Insightful Vision, Joey Stuckey
Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio & TV personality, music columnist, educator, inspirational speaker, and sound engineer. Joey’s guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman—these influences have inspired an original sound that Stuckey calls “jazz infused rock with southern attitude”. Stuckey lost his sight and sense of smell as an infant as the result of a brain tumor. Despite these limitations, he remained in mainstream education. Scholastically outstanding, Joey Stuckey graduated from high school at the age of 14. At the age of 17 he began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell.
Joey continued his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan and Steve Crowell. Stuckey is the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility Shadow Sound Studio
Stuckey is currently active in student instruction for guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering and is a professor of music technology at Mercer University.
For more information visit: www.shadowsoundstudio.com or http://www.joeystuckey.com/
“A dead body is a lousy way to end a first date.”
So begins In the Country of the Blind, a modern noir tale that takes readers into the world of former attorney-turned building superintendent Zach Brandis. When Zach abandoned his promising legal career, it confused everyone, including himself. Now, with no apparent purpose in life, he has time enough on his hands to get into some very hot water.
Matthew Arkin is a critically acclaimed actor, an acting teacher, and a recovering attorney. He attributes his skill for crafting dialogue and creating characters to his more than forty-five years of experience on stage, television, and film, and to reading approximately one suspense thriller per week since he was a young child.
Following the advice of one of his moms, author Barbara Dana, to "write what you know," Arkin created Zach Brandis and the novel In the Country of the Blind. Like Zach, Arkin gave up a career as a lawyer. Like Zach, he was born, raised, went to law school, and spent most of his life in and around New York City. It is his love affair with the city, as well as his experiences as a former attorney and victim of cult abuse, that allow him to approach Zach's story with such a high degree of depth and realism.
For more information, visit matthewarkin.com. To sign up for his newsletter, visit http://matthewarkin.showbizsender.com/subscribe/join/y2g6y9
The Total Neil Haley and Blake Robinson will interview Quinton Aaron, best-known for his portrayal of Michael Oher, "Big Mike" in the blockbuster movie, The Blind Side, now dedicates himself to sharing his experiences, finding meaningful solutions, and helping children who find themselves victims of bullying and childhood obesity. Quinton's approach, openly and honestly dealing with these issues, has already proven tremendously successful. Aaron and his foundation started delivering his anti-bullying message in October of 2012 and since then, he and his team have visited countless schools, churches, and anti-bullying programs around the country. In 2015, The Quinton Aaron Foundation intends to bring its message to the entire world in the form of the first ever, "Anti-Bullying World Summit." For more on The Quinton Aaron Foundation visit www.QuintonAaron.org.