I am now 85 years old, and I owe my high quality of life to The Helen Keller Organization. As my vision began to fade, so did my hopes of living a long and healthy lifestyle. I became bitter and angry at the world as I struggled to read books, the newspaper and even my own mail to pay bills. I needed more assistance with activities of daily living and failed at many attempts to complete tasks at my job as I toiled to remain employed for necessary income. I was then referred to the Helen Keller Organization and things distinctly changed. I was given the opportunity to work with staff who are patient. kind and knowledgeable. Their caring and concern as well as the gift to listen were unparalleled. I was presented with a computer that has changed my outlook on life. I no longer have to struggle with everything that I need to accomplish to remain employed and connected to this world. It’s more than just illuminating and magnifying words, it is independence. Marcia, a staff member, came to my apartment several times to teach me how to maneuver the basics and intricacies of the computer and software. I did not believe that I could ever see print again, never mind manipulate a new computer. I was given my life back as well as my self-reliance and autonomy. Thank you – Helen Keller – for caring enough so I don’t need to live my life with bitterness and anger, but rather joy and anticipation for new things that are yet to touch my life.