Thu, 16 Oct 2014 by L C Benson
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and I wanted to use this post to briefly reflect on what this means to me by sharing a bit of my story.
I feel blessed…there’s no other way to put it. The last few months have been nothing short of AWESOME!!...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 by Jerry Cochran
Hello, hi, howdy! My name is Jerry Cochran Jr. I'm a son, an uncle, a sports fanatic, and a man who is passionate about empowering members of our community. As of September 02, 2014, I'm a proud member of Public Allies Central Florida! Public Allies is an not-for-profit organization that believes that “everyone leads”...
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida
Lighthouse Central Florida is excited to be a part of Columbia Restaurants's 17th Annual Community Harvest! What is it?
During the entire month of September, Columbia Restaurant donates 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks to worthy central Florida nonprofit organizations. ...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida
The United Kingdom’s Macular Society has been serving the needs of its citizens with macular degeneration for over 25 years. Until recently, the charity focused solely on improving the lives of those diagnosed with this condition by focusing their programs and offerings on living and coping with its effects. However, the new chief executive, Tony Rucinski, sees an even bigger purpose for this organization--finding a cure.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida
As corporations and governments try to find efficiencies in their operating procedures, a multitude of programs and services are being reviewed. Health systems are no exception and right now in Texas, they’ve fallen under the microscope. Legislators are currently holding discussions to carry out reforms on the current health rehabilitation system in place. One of the items that is up for debate is the future of the Department for Blind Services.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida
Quite often when things go into free-fall, it’s a bad thing, but when 74-year-old Ken Cary does it, it’s the best thing. This active septuagenarian is spending his later years mastering the art of skydiving. As you watch footage of him leaping from a plane, you’d never know that not only is Ken blind and deaf, but he also suffers from neuropathy and memory issues--a collection of obstacles that would keep most people home.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 by Lighthouse Central Florida
With over 2,000 cases reported each year, uveal melanoma, or melanoma of the eye, is the most common form of eye cancer for adults in the United States. Once diagnosed with this disease the patient will have to undergo radiation therapy and eventually have their eye surgically removed to prevent the cancer from spreading. This heartbreaking treatment has been the only option until a recent discovery by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.