BLINDSTART of America
Helping the Blind Cross Finish Lines!
Emily
Scholarship Recipient
$1000 BLINDSTART Scholarship
October 23, 2015
At the Luau Benefit, we were introduced to Emily, a 9th grader at Artesia High School, who shared her struggles with blindness and her joy of receiving a $1,000 scholarship for private tutoring during the Fall semester 2015 from BLINDSTART.
Trevor King
Scholarship Recipient
Braille Pen (Valued $1000)
December 2014
$500 College Fund Eye Scholarship Recipient
June 20, 2015
Venetta Davis
Scholarship Recipient
RECEIVED $300 Transportation to College

Elizabeth Pezone
Scholarship Recipient
"EYE" Scholarship (Valued $500)
November 6th 2013
Elizabeth Pezone
"EYE" Scholarship (Valued $500)
Scholarship Recipient
On November 6th 2013, one of our outstanding VIPs (Visually Impaired Persons) Elizabeth Pezone received the "EYE" Scholarship from Blind Start of America in the amount of $500. The scholarship money was raised by donations from YOU and other members of the community and the BLINDSTART organization.
Elizabeth Pezone (Liz) is a hardworking individual who is continuously striving for a higher education. She has already achieved so much by obtaining an A.A degree in Special Education and Early Childhood. Pezone's dreams of working with children were deferred when her sight worsened, causing her now to use a cane, making it difficult to work with young children.

Now has to change fields or career paths. This creates a problem because the Department of Rehabilitation does not help with a job search and does not pay for college classes that relate to looking for a new career path. That's where the scholarship money from BLINDSTART will come in handy.

Loss of sight has not stopped Liz in keeping active. This past year she gathered friends and family for our Blind Mud Run Challenge where she participated in the monthly training. Each training featured a different physical challenge in preparation for the run this past June. Liz trained for the Long Beach Dragon Boat Races that she had participated in over the last few years and attended our Spartan Race training this past Saturday.

Giving back is part of the Blind Mud Run Challenge. Liz's team " Heart and Soil" raised o $2432 for the Blind and Visually Impaired using the fundraising website Piggybackr.com which made it easy for people from all over the United States to contribute to the cause.

Please make a difference in the life of a blind person by visiting our website www.BLINDSTART.org and clicking the donate button in the top right corner. Thank you!