Tom Beale smiling
Tom’s story
Tom’s story Tom isn’t the type of man who asks for help lightly. Born with only one good eye, he’s...
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Mike Lloyd and Shannon Cleave honoured at Achilles International New Zealand
Three community members recognised at Achilles International New Zealand awards
Three Blind Foundation community members scooped up top awards at the Achilles International New Zealand Awards on 26 May 2018....
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Rachel reads a braille book.
Rachel’s Braille journey
From tactile Morse code to writing a book: Rachel’s Braille journey Rachel Shardlow has been learning Braille for a year,...
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Jo’s story
Jo can’t imagine life without the Blind Foundation Five years ago, I was diagnosed with macular degeneration and my eyesight...
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Ocean at the 2017 Auckland Marathon with her guide dog JJ
Ocean is chasing her dreams
28-year-old Ocean was born with an eye condition called Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. She has only five per cent sight and...
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Laura and her family
Laura has started school
Five-year-old Laura might not be able to see very well – but that doesn’t mean she can’t play, learn and...
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Patricia with her sculpture
There are no limits to Patricia’s creativity
At 80, Patricia isn’t letting her low vision slow her down. Since retiring, she has got back into art –...
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A young family reading a book together
Fiona’s story
Hi there, My name’s Fiona – that’s me there in the pic with my beautiful daughter Asha. Firstly, I’d like to...
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A young woman with her black Labrador guide dog
Stevi’s story
How Stevi regained her confidence 19 year-old Stevi was born with a rare eye condition called Cone Dystrophy and Nystagmus....
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A young woman holding up her iPhone with the BookLink app open
Susan’s story
Susan’s life is brighter with books When Persistent Migrainous Aura (a rare form of migraine), started to affect Susan’s sight,...
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A woman baking in her kitchen
Jacqui’s story
Jacqui’s life of independence is full of new adventures Jacqui is a positive and confident mother-of-three who loves challenges and...
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An old lady smiling and holding up her quilt
Jenny’s story
Stepping back into the light. After 71 years of perfect vision, a rare genetic condition left Jenny devastated. And she...
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