When Louie and I sat down in late September to plan a golf outing we knew we might be pushing it with the weather, but we were willing to give it a try. We thought it might be on the cooler side, but we had no idea it would snow the day before. Hardy participants braved the cold this past Saturday over at Highland National Golf Course. I’ve been teaching golf for around 20 years and the last five years I have been having camps and clinics for kids who are blind or have visu
My son August Moon (Augie) has X-linked juvenile retinoschisis and is a kindergartner at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul. Augie’s Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TBVI) introduced us to Louie McGee who has become a mentor and a friend.
Louie enjoys camping and hiking, and believes that nature heightens our senses. He suggested that we try taking our boy on a family camping trip.
I prepared my kids for this new activity by pitching tents in our backyard to be u
I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit using a white cane is arguably one of the most challenging obstacles my students seek to overcome in regards to their vision loss. It’s sometimes considered an “sign of defeat” or a “crutch” because, all of a sudden, an extra tool has to be carried around in order to accomplish one of the most natural of tasks – getting around. But more importantly, it’s probably the most visible indicator of a visual impairment. Not only does one have to admit