My name is Nelida, I am a single mother living with vision loss due to Glaucoma and employed as a Customer Care Professional at Lighthouse.
When I was in the midst of my despair with the painful reality of losing my vision as an adult, I was introduced to Lighthouse. Their services returned my freedom, independence, and my purpose.
I was invigorated when I saw instructors who were visually impaired or completely blind with master’s degrees in their respective fields. I knew then that the sky is limitless. If they could do it, so could I. They never gave up on me, and I am eternally grateful. Currently, I am completing my Master’s Degree in Spanish Literature!
The more I learned, the less I depended on my only child, whom I love and adore. My son, Jose Manuel, is finishing his degree at Valencia College and will study Finance at UCF. I am extremely proud because he has been there since my vision loss started.
This holiday season please consider making a donation to Lighthouse. Their services have been critical throughout the pandemic. Your support not only helped me, but gave me hope for my future.
Thank YOU for your support!