Sarah's Story

“This gave me a new outlook on life and I knew that I could do whatever I chose to do. Cleveland Sight Center is so warm and giving and caring. Everybody wants to help you do the best that you can do with whatever you have.” When a common, diabetes-related eye disease began taking her eyesight in the prime of her life, Sarah was concerned about her options and what would come next. Because of the Empowerment Fund, which dramatically reduces the cost of assistive technology devices for clients, Sarah’s spirits have been lifted. She is able to remain independent in her home and enjoys some of her favorite activities, including reading books and magazines. “I was so happy and so thrilled that I would be able to get a Ruby handheld magnifier and take advantage of the sight I have left. It's just been a blessing is all that I can say. A true blessing.”