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One of my life’s great honors is being awarded the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind’s 2018 employee of the year. As part of the celebration, my wife and I made our annual trip to the Nation’s Capitol for the Public Policy Symposium. Because of her familiarity with traveling, I can always count on Jennifer’s superb stress-reducing support throughout the process.

In Washington D.C., we were commissioned to meet with members of Congress to discuss significant subjects and solutions impacting people with visual impairment.

For the past two years, I’ve been given an extra bonus. They count on me to be the PA announcer during the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) awards banquet. This feast and ceremony follows our official visits with legislators. The added honor of being chosen as a DLB employee of the year sure made the 2018 symposium extra special for Jennifer and me to remember.

I value this keepsake photo taken with my longtime friend Kevin Lynch. He is President and CEO of NIB. Kevin certainly deserves an award for his 25 years of dedication in leading this organization. NIB is making a helpful difference for thousands of people through their roughly 61 NIB manufacturing agencies that support employment for those with visual impairment nationwide. Envision Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is absolutely one of the best. I’m pleased to be a part of this team for the past decade. Thank you, DLB family, for this delightful honor and cherished memory.

Blake Lindsay