Each month, we share the stories of Lighthouse International clients, volunteers and employees who have overcome the challenges of vision loss in Voices of Hope. If you or a loved one have received services at Lighthouse International, let us know how our services have helped you!


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Lauren Oplinger
"I want to inspire others and prove you can still live a fulfilling life.”

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Daniel Gillen
"I want to work in three dimensions where you can move around freely"

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Shafonda Oliver
"You have to learn to manage new challenges"

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Eliza Cooper
"The Lighthouse is a Powerful Resource."

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David Judson
"There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to help the Lighthouse."

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Artie Elefant
"I wasn't going to let vision loss stop me."

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Artie Poggi
"It wasn't until I went to the Lighthouse that I got good care."

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Fred Quick
"The Lighthouse is a place where someone can start a new life."

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Rita Calvo
"I feel like I'm home when I'm at the Lighthouse"

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Matthew Whitaker
"The Lighthouse is like our second family"


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Stan Hirschberg
"I think I’ve helped a lot of people. I find http://www.lighthouse.orgteaching very rewarding."

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Henry Cruz
"The day I got my eyesight back was one of the most amazing days of my life."

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Suleiman Rifai
"The Lighthouse is where I discovered that there is life."

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Babette Haggerty & Sarah Brennan
"Just because you don’t see like other people, that’s not a reason not to move forward in your life."

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Yerko Difonis
"The Lighthouse is a good place for anyone who wants to learn."

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Joey DelVecchio
"My dream is to be mayor."

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Shuray Bethea
"I think our world needs more Lighthouses."

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Liliete Lopez
"The Lighthouse supported me so much that I began to believe I might succeed."

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Marie Gilles
"Learning to help myself was important."

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Hugues de Montalembert
"All the tools to go back to life were offered to me, but it was up to me to grab hold of them."

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Anna Guseva
"New worlds are open to Anna."

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Angel Estrada
"Now I tell all my friends at the senior center to get their eyes checked."



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