Life can change in a heartbeat, and that’s what happened to Sandi. Sandi and her dog
Eight years ago she had an abdominal aneurism, underwent surgery, and was in a coma for six weeks.  When she woke up from the coma, she had lost her vision—a complication from the anesthesia.

“I accepted my reality,” said Sandi, “and I realized how lucky I was to have had vision for so many years.”

Sandi received a white cane from the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and she discovered many helpful items in the Sharper Vision Store.  Jean, a Vision Rehabilitation Teacher, went to Sandi’s home to help her assess what she needed to manage daily activities.  Sandi received orientation and mobility training from the Council as well.  The Council, Sandi said, “has had a profound impact on my life.”


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