Wayfinder Blog

Category: New Heights Newsletter Spring 2019

Welcome our Newest Wayfinder

Welcome Isaias, the newest student in Wayfinder’s Special Education School! His happiness and good nature draw everyone to him. Isaias has multiple disabilities, including vision impairment, and uses a wheelchair. His parents, Hector and Marian, chose Wayfinder’s school because it could meet their son’s different needs. “The school has more therapists in-house who can help…

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Star student Shane Aguilera with Stevie Wonder and Wayfinder chief operating officer Jay Allen

Shane is a Wayfinder Star

Shane Aguilera got an early start on his achievements. At age 2, he began playing the piano. He started competing in the Wayfinder Paralympics (previously named the Junior Blind Olympics) when he was just 6 years old. He added guitar-playing to his talents, as well as composing his own music. And he released a solo…

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Virginia is a Life-Changer!

“That’s not for me,” Virginia remembers thinking when she heard a radio ad encouraging people to become foster parents. “Then I felt guilty.” She asked God to give her a sign if he wanted her to be a foster parent. “The next day, I saw a great big sign saying ‘become a foster parent’ as…

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campers holding hands in a circle

Evelyn Can’t Wait to Go Back to Camp this Summer!

Wayfinder’s Camp Bloomfield transforms the lives of children and teens with vision loss. Camp builds friendship, confidence and independence. That’s what Camp Bloomfield did for Evelyn last year. Evelyn lost her sight when she was a year-and-a-half old due to cancer in both eyes. Maggie, Evelyn’s mother, admits to being protective of Evelyn that after…

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Anthem Fitness Challenge

Wayfinder received a grant from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation to empower its members to participate in the National Fitness Challenge, an initiative founded by the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). Check out these Wayfinder Moments from the past few months of the #AnthemFitnessChallenge! Read the rest of our New Heights newsletter.

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