The Concord Lions were thrilled to once again welcome David Brown from the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) at our March dinner meeting, held (after a storm postponement) on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Last year, the Lions partnered with MABVI in their Team with A Vision program at the Boston Marathon.
Mr. Brown brought MABVI Director Sassy Outwater-Wright and her guide dog, Ferdinand, to the meeting. Ms. Outwater-Wright, spoke about her personal experience living with blindness and her continuing fight to provide access to technology to the visually impaired. The Club was interested to hear that Ms. Outwater-Wright received a computer with voice technology in elementary school through a grant from her local Lions Club – and that computer opened up new opportunities for her, allowing her to follow her interests to a career science.
The Lions look forward to a continued partnership with MABVI – to working together to end preventable blindness and improve the lives of those who are visually impaired.