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Here are a couple of videos about visually impaired kids that recently appeared in local newscasts. Though at 18, maybe I should stop referring to Brandon as a kid?

Click here to watch Brandon's video.

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Leader Dogs for the Blind, a Michigan-based organization that provides guide dogs to people who are blind or visually impaired, is hosting its annual Leader Dog Summer Experience program for youths who are blind, ages 16 and 17. The program teaches independence and leadership skills... and it's totally free!

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Posted by Jennifer on Jul 08, 2010 - 7:23am

Great video! I can't believe only two kids signed up for that camp. Sounds like a terrific opportunity.

Posted by Amber on Jul 08, 2010 - 10:34am

I thought so too - hopefully these kids are just trail blazers and next year they'll have more people signing up!