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Be enlightened as you bring the holiday season INTO FOCUS.

Sudden blindness was beyond anything Doyle “Dee” Ward ever imagined when he went in for back surgery. Within a moment of time Dee’s life had changed forever.

In the weeks that followed, Dee’s family helped connect him to Vision Forward Association. He was terrified to take the first step toward help, but his determination to learn to take care of himself and to be a positive role model to his three children motivated him. Dee aimed to focus on his abilities, rather than his disability. His hope was to teach others, especially his children, to “never, ever give up!”

Today, Dee continues to work with the staff at Vision Forward to navigate his journey toward a more independent lifestyle, while Photos of with blindness. He is learning how to use the latest technology, walk with a white cane, and navigate through daily tasks.

Additionally, Dee participates in Vision Forward’s small group sessions with others who are adjusting to life with vision loss. These beneficial discussions help with the lengthy grief process of losing one’s sight. As he continues to work through his fears, Dee chooses to focus on the joys of life and to “see with my heart”.

See with YOUR heart this holiday season and consider making a contribution to Vision Forward.

Your support is an essential part in helping Dee and others with vision loss gain confidence and skills needed to navigate their world.

You truly make a difference!

Ways to Donate

  • Online – Make a secure online donation.
  • By Phone – For your convenience, we can process MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover Card donations over the phone.  Please call Leona Knobloch-Nelson, Director of Development and Sustainability, at 414-615-0114.
  • By Mail – send your check made out to Vision Forward Association to the following address:
    Development Department
    Vision Forward Association
    912 N Hawley Rd
    Milwaukee, WI 53213
  • For gifts of stock or security transfers, please contact Leona Knobloch-Nelson, Director of Development and Sustainability, at 414-615-0114 or .

Learn More About the Impact of Your Support

We invite you to schedule a tour of Vision Forward to see firsthand the impact of your support.  Contact Leona Knobloch-Nelson, Director of Development and Sustainability, at 414-615-0114 or .