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ATTN: Development Department
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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Advance cooking class volunteer Colleen Brown helps Juan Mendoza, left, and John Simon, both visually impaired, cut tomatoes at the Braille Institute in Anaheim on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Meet Our Donors

Longtime Braille Student Knows “What’s Cooking” You could say Joy R., a longtime student and financial supporter of Braille Institute, is a “top chef” when it comes to Braille’s classes and workshops. A lifelong resident of Los Angeles with her husband Hal, Joy has had a positive journey despite vision loss, and stays active and independent – and this includes her love of cooking. From an early age to young adulthood, Joy struggled as her vision diminished to the point where she knew she needed help. It wasn’t until her thirties that she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa—a condition that would shrink her vision as she aged. Wanting more guidance than just a diagnosis, Joy sought out Braille Institute in 2003 for assistance with foundational skills such as white cane training. Braille’s instructors and classes helped her learn many “tips and tricks” of living with vision loss and helped reacquaint her with daily living skills. Read More

  • Longtime student and financial support of Braille Institute, Joy R. and her green chili casserole

Dr. Robert Larner and his wife, Helen, established The Larner Endowment Fund for Transforming Lives to ensure a lasting impact and help our students achieve their dreams! Gifts to the Fund ensure that people who are blind or visually impaired have access to the programs and services they need to transition from lives filled with limitations to lives filled with hope.

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