My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Love Story led to suit to change currency

I have looked forward to the time that our money could be sized differently so it is easier to distinguish -- so easy to hastily give a $20 instead of a $1 when one is blind - they are all sized the same. I knew efforts were going on to make this possible but had not followed the full story. Today Steve read me the newspaper article behind this effort. We cried together reading this touching story. Sandra Weiner and Jeffrey Lovitky inspire me to push forward and remind us of the difference of one. When the day comes and our currency is in different sizes, I will remember and continue to be inspired by the resiliency and tenacity of Sandra Weiner and her family.

Okay, I will also go write the necessary letter to Delta Airlines!!

4 comments:

2 labs 4 me said...

Gosh, what an incredible story. Thanks for sharing...........

Lacey said...

Hi, my name is Lacey. I have RP as well. I'm 30, diagnosed at 19, and still have 20 degrees of vision. Someone told me about your blog and I'm so thankful for the glimpse into your life. I'm still a little fearful (but getting better) of what lies ahead for me in going blind, so thank you for sharing your experiences with me.
My e-mail is lacey.rignellATgmailDOTcom if you have any other words of advice for me, I'd love to keep in contact with you. Thanks again!

Becky said...

Debi -- yes agree.

Lacey - would love to chat with you further -- I'll email you . . I was diagnosed at 18.

Steve said...

Right on Becky, Every other country in the world has different sized money. It makes so much sense to get that done.