I met Sami Stoner last year on Facebook and we became friends there as we both are visually impaired.
I asked her if she wanted to be on my LVB Show to help raise awareness about stargardt’s Disease and she said yes.
While interviewing her I noticed she had a very lively spirit and a great attitude about life and time ahs proved that to be true.
Here is the link to the first interview I did with her months ago:
Well two weeks ago I learned that she became the first person to run cross country with a guide dog in the State of Ohio and is all over the news now…
Made me very happy because I knew she would do great things in her life and she is doing it!
So I reached out to her and she was kind enough to give me a new interview to talk about her accomplishment and her gudie dog and how Chloe, her dog has changed her life for the better.
I feel very excited to see so many people in the Media are paying attention to her and her guide dog milestone, its wonderful because the spotlight is on visual impairment issues in Radio, Newspapers, TV and Online of course helping raise awareness about our issues and our abilities also.
I asked her what she
thought about this Media reaction and she said she thought was not a big deal what she has done but I said that because she is the FIRST to achieve this in her whole State it ishuge for the Media and that is a blessing to help get the word out about our low vision community and about how we fight back and win against our visual impairment and that’s what Sami has done and is an inspiration to everyone to keep working hard and keep believing in yourself and never give up on your hopes and dreams just because you cannot see so well, the reality is we all CAN achieve anything we put our mind into.
Here is the link to listen to this great interview:
Low Vision Bureau