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Sharing Stories and Taking Action

Eric FultonTestimonials—we love ’em. They give people a chance to say why they’re involved with the Foundation Fighting Blindness, what FFB means to them, and how they’re helping us raise awareness of retinal diseases and funds for research. So it only made sense to set up a video booth at VISIONS 2013, this year’s annual conference, and let people … well … tell their stories.

We’ve just released the first batch of those videos, a half-dozen, on our Youtube channel, and they allow anyone not familiar with FFB’s work to glimpse its positive effects on the lives of those affected by retinal diseases. They also enunciate the “actions” those testifying have taken or will soon take to further our cause.

Toward the end of this video (at roughly 1 minute, 30 seconds), for example, Karen Kelly—a Greensboro, NC, resident whose son has retinitis pigmentosa—talks about an upcoming wine-tasting she plans to host as an FFB fundraiser:

Note that her response is in answer to a question about FFB’s Power of 3 campaign, which began earlier this summer and wraps up the end of this month. If you haven’t heard of it already, this page explains that, after taking the pledge, you can engage in at least three actions to spread the word about FFB.

Every action and gift—small, medium or large—moves us one step closer to a cure. More than 400,000 actions have been taken so far this summer, and we’re shooting for 500,000 by August 31. In fact, you can count a viewing of one of the VISIONS 2013 videos as your first action.

Not only will you help our cause; you’ll see exactly why the Foundation Fighting Blindness—as a provider of hope and, more importantly, vital research—means so much to so many.

Pictured above: Foundation member and VISIONS 2013 attendee Eric Fulton.


One Response to 'Sharing Stories and Taking Action'

  1. Ryan says:

    Go Visions 2013, dont stop the fight against blindness!

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