Pay It Forward: Woman "who happens to be blind" dedicated to educating


    Dolores Reisinger speaks at an appearance at Cedar Rapids Public Library on October 16, 2018. Reisinger was born blind - and works to educate the public about blindness and blind people.

    Dolores Reisinger is retired, but you'd never know it.

    "I didn't want to just sit in a rocking chair and do nothing," she smiles, "so I became busy in the community and decided to do volunteer work."

    That work includes telling people about blind people and living with blindness, something Dolores was born with in her native Brazil.

    "With proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a level of mere nuisance," she says. "The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problem is the misconception, public attitudes, and the lack of information which exists."

    Dolores is an ambassador for the National Federation of the Blind and is a monthly lector at All Saints Church.

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