BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Each month, “WBZ Cares” highlights a worthy non-profit organization and tells the story of what that organization does for the community. This month WBZ is profiling The Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, empowering those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and lead a fulfilling life.
Carroll Center Client Tim Vernon credits the Center for being able to live and work independently.
“It’s truly wonderful to be able to get up every morning and go independently to my job when I’m interacting with customers on the phone. It really feels magnificent to know that I’m able to answer their questions, respond to their concerns, and the customer has no idea that I am blind. And that is truly a dynamic feeling and would not be possible without the support of The Carroll Center,” Vernon stated.
Vernon says he is thankful the services of The Carroll Center are available.
“I just think that The Carroll Center is a tremendous organization which has so many opportunities for people who are blind, whether the person is young, in school, maybe an adult, or someone who’s just adjusting to a visual impairment and it’s so important to be able to know that The Carroll Center is there to support and help us and make our lives as easy as possible,” Vernon said.
Carroll Center President and CEO Greg Donnelly says they also help those who've become blind during their lives to re-enter society.
“The Carroll Center has been a place where literally the skies open up and the opportunity, the hope, the confidence, and the independence that we have here allows them back into what they had experienced at an early age or a later age to get back into the success that they once had,” Donnelly concluded.
WBZ NewsRadio1030's Doug Cope Reports