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Maria's Passion for Dance
Lighthouse staffer, Maria, leads her Colombian folk dance troupe during recent performance.

Dear Friends:

Lighthouse staffer, Maria [left] embraces graduate from recent Foundations of Daily Living courseSeptember marks Hispanic Heritage Month. It's a time to recognize the history and cultural contributions of our Latinix neighbors--while celebrating our shared values.

I wanted to use this opportunity to introduce you to Maria Saavedra--a staffer at Lighthouse Central Florida responsible for coordinating vision rehabilitation care for over 200 of our community's senior citizens each year.

As a care coordinator, Maria helps each client formulate a customized care plan based on their individual needs.

By sharing her own personal journey with vision loss, Maria finds that she is able to better connect with her clients.Lighthouse staffer, Maria [far left], poses with Lighthouse Academy students following a lesson on dance

Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Maria maintains a deep passion for performing and teaching traditional folk dance around Central Florida with a troupe she founded.

Maria has even helped incorporate dance into lesson plans for our younger, school-aged clients.
"I consider myself a Lighthouse Ambassador! I enjoy being in the community promoting the arts and demonstrating what's possible beyond vision loss!" --Maria Saavedra

Your support of Lighthouse Central Florida helps us provide our friends and neighbors with the skills, devices and resources that facilitate safe, independent and confident adjustment to their vision impairment.

See what YOU can make possible with your donation to Lighthouse Central Florida!

Thank YOU!

A headshot of Kyle Johnson 
Kyle Johnson
President & CEO
Lighthouse Central Florida