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hope for vision
At its core, Hope For Vision is a group of people like you–people who care about the millions going blind; people who want to know about and celebrate the scientific progress and who want to do whatever they can to support the goal of vision. Hope For Vision is your organization. It exists to help you spread the word and raise support.

Board of Advisors

  • Adrienne Arsht, Chairman, Total Bank
  • Alex Campos, Chairman, PC Group Holdings
  • Doctor Jaime Edelstein, MD
  • The Honorable Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart
  • The Honorable Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
  • David Humphrey, Associate, Bain Capital
  • Betti Lidsky, Founder, Hope For Vision’s Heart Sight Miami
  • Carlos Lidsky, Managing Partner, Lidsky, Vaccaro & Montes
  • Ann Rasch, Founder, Hope For Vision’s Greater Chicago Community of Hope
  • The Honorable Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • Ira Rosenmertz, Hope For Vision’s Greater Chicago Community of Hope
  • The Honorable Congressman Pete Sessions
  • Michael Veeck, President, Goldklang Group
  • Board of Directors

     Board of Visionary Scientists

  • Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman
  • Thomas W. Chalberg, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Alex W. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Debora B. Farber, Ph.D.
  • Joe G. Hollyfield, Ph.D.
  • Nancy J. Mangini, Ph.D.
  • Carmen Puliafito, M.D., MBA
  • Val Sheffield, M.D., Ph.D
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    1. Nourma J. White - May 26, 2013

    glimpsed Fox news as I was about to turn off tv this morning. I heard the term retinitis pigmatosa, a term used to describe the blindness in my grandfathers family. He, his two brothers and one sister along with their father had this disease of the eye and I remember hearing stories of how their vision came to be lost, they were a large family of farmers, who tackled vision problems head on and did everything for themselves, some not seeing their younger children before blindness overtook them. Watching the inovative ways they faced their days was awsome and inspiring. My grandfather used guinnea hens as watchdogs on his farm, used horses to plow. Their father graduated from U of Mi to become a lawyer. They were descended from a pioneer family in our rural area. I am certainly proud of them all, and what they accomplished.

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