Josh and I work for a non-profit organization in Los Angeles where we have the opportunity to meet hundreds of blind and visually impaired kids every year. We've had the chance to ride horses, climb rock walls, and shoot archery alongside them. Seeing their faces light up when they accomplish something that the world tells them they can't do, like surfing or skiing, are unforgettable moments. These kids are fun, silly, and just want the chance to experience life like their sighted friends.
Last year, Josh and I raised more than $1,000 to send ten of these amazing kids to the Junior Blind Olympics, where they got the chance to achieve what they thought was impossible.
At the Junior Blind Olympics, Josh is part of an amazing team that adapts sports so that all the kids can participate regardless of disability, experience or income—SUPER important, since more than 90% of the families served by the organization are low-income. And, SUPER important because these kids don't get that opportunity at home or school.
For each $100 raised, we can send one blind child to the Junior Blind Olympics, where they will have the opportunity to participate in challenging, fun and confidence-building activities. Please help us give this opportunity to ten more kids this year!