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    Entering the Kingdom ahead of you
    Read Matthew 21:23-32Let’s do a little divine role playing for a minute. That’s right, put yourself in the shoes of Jesus.This is not during the Sermon on the Mount, or when he walked on water, or even his trek up to Golgotha.I want...
  • Foundation Fighting BLindness
    Jacksonville FFB Chapter Speaker Series meeting to include gene therapy lab tour
    Have you ever heard the phrase "gene therapy" and wanted to learn more about it, especially when it comes to treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases? Here's your chance!Join Jacksonville chapter members of the...
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    Jacksonville FFB Chapter Speaker Series meeting addresses low vision technology
    Jacksonville Foundation Fighting Blindness chapter members recently had the opportunity to get their hands on some of the latest low-vision aids during a presentation at the University of Florida Charter Auditorium given by a low-vision aid vendor...
  • Darkest Hour - A Devotion
    Darkest Hour - A Devotion
    Mark 10:50-52 (NLT) Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!” And Jesus said to him, &ldquo...
  • Smoking may blind you
    Smoking may blind you
    A new long-term study has found that people who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes in the past, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it increase in severity sooner. The findings were published in...
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness hosts Jacksonville coffee social
    Foundation Fighting Blindness Jacksonville chapter to host coffee social
    The Jacksonville chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host a coffee social on Saturday morning at a local Starbucks.The aim of the get-together is to provide chapter members the opportunity to meet others with retinal degenerative...
  • End the VisionWalk season with a bang
    Foundation Fighting Blindness pushes to end VisionWalk season 'with a bang'
    The 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk may be over, but the spring VisionWalk teams still have some work to do.The spring VisionWalk season is coming to a close, but the national VisionWalk total is $100,000 short of its goal, according to an...
  • Researchers restore vision with human adult stem cells
    Researchers restore vision with human adult stem cells
    Boston researchers have reported that they have successfully regrown human corneal tissue from adult stem cells. Loss of this tissue is one of the leading causes of blindness; thus, the new process could potentially restore vision to the blind....
  • VisionWalk 2014
    6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk a big success, surpasses fundraising goal
    Visually impaired people and their friends and families gathered on April 26 for the 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk at the University of North Florida to show their support for blindness research.Nearly 500 walkers participated in the free,...
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    Trafigura Foundation supports 'HelpMeSee' to eliminate blindness
    HelpMeSee – a global campaign to eliminate blindness caused by cataracts – today announced a strategic, collaborative partnership with the Trafigura Foundation – a world-class foundation, committed to helping people and...
  • You never know where the love will land
    You never know where the love will land
    You just never know how far your actions reach, and sometimes it is a matter of serendipity to learn into whose heart you have swooped. Tresa Eyres, co-founder of Love Letters Live, had something to say, or better yet, write on this topic. I am...
  • VisionWalk
    Jacksonville VisionWalk reaches monumental milestone in fundraising efforts
    Jacksonville VisionWalk participants reached a huge milestone in their fundraising journey on Tuesday by reaching $500,000 raised since the inaugural Jacksonville VisionWalk in 2009.Past Jacksonville Chapter President of the Foundation Fighting...
  • Jacksonville visually impaired youth raise awareness for blindness at RAM
    Jacksonville visually impaired youth raise awareness for blindness at RAM
    More than 30 volunteers joined forces at the Riverside Arts Market Saturday to raise funds and awareness for blindness and the Jacksonville VisionWalk.Several middle and high school students from the Independent Living for Adult Blind (ILAB)...
  • Seeing
    Jose Saramago’s sincerest flattery
    If there are any readers out there who remain perplexed about why the ophthalmologist’s wife retains the ability to use her eyes in the novel Blindness, they should think of the wife of Dr. Rieux in Albert Camus’ The Plague. As Mrs....
  • MOMS for Sight
    Jacksonville nonprofit MOMS for Sight hosts 5th annual Black Ties and Blindfolds
    Local nonprofit organization MOMS for Sight will host its fifth annual Black Ties and Blindfolds event April 5 at the Wilson Center for the Arts benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the upcoming Jacksonville VisionWalk.“Our...