Life changed for Nu’a forever when she lost her vision, but she was determined to be independent. Now thanks to supporters like you, she loves taking on new challenges on her own.

Nu’a used Blind Low Vision NZ counselling when she first lost her vision in 2017 as a way to reach out and ask for help. She spoke to the counsellor about wanting to be more independent, and began to find all the help she needed to reach her goals.

Today, Nu’a cooks and bakes and travels independently by bus and train using her white cane. She also connects to her local community as a member of a Pacific Island Support Group. Most importantly, Nu’a now lives independently and no longer needs to rely on her family to guide her.

“I can do so many things independently and still be myself. All I need is some support, and I can do the rest. It’s so great to be able to cook on my own and not wait for other people to do it for me.”

“I don’t think I would have been able to be myself and be independent if I wasn’t referred to Blind Low Vision NZ. I’m so grateful for your support and kindness.”