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Friends in the News

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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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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!