Thursday, April 14, 2005

How many could I help?

The place where I work sends out magazines and newsletters. I got a request the other day saying "Please stop sending these magazines to Jane Doe. She is blind and no one reads to her."

I wanted to cry.

6 comments:

Sarah said...

That is so sad.

I immediately "pull out my toolbox" and wonder if Jane knows about Talking Books. They're free from state libraries for the visually impaired, including postage, thanks to the government.

But what would the world be like if we didn't rely on the government for things like this?

k2h said...

coming to you life from the las vegas airport.......

I think the talking books is a great idea, but its still sad she doesn't have anyone. makes you wnat to find out where she lives and if she's close by plan an after church thing or something. maybe send the bible study group over or better yet invite her to bible study if she's interested so she can listen with people.

~ AH ~ said...

unfortunately she's not close by, so I can't really just run over to read to her or be friendly...

but the reading books thing is cool. I wonder if she does know of things like that and if she's as much in the "dark" as the other person portrayed her.

maybe I'll have to step out and see what I can do.

Sarah said...

What state is she in?

~ AH ~ said...

Possibly ID, but I think if I remember right it's WA.

Sarah said...

If you find a way to contact her, here's some info on the state library programs:
Washington (1-800-542-0866)
Idaho (1-800-233-4931)