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Specially Recognized Days

I love the idea of having special days, not just on my blog but all over the world. Click on the links to discover more about each day. I learned today is Do Something Nice Day, World Teacher Day  Other special days include National ‘Get Funky’ Day, National Storytelling Day and a special feature (below) for National Poetry Day..


Highlighting the Challenges

Here is a special treat to celebrate International Blindness Awareness Month. I’d like to share some links to awareness about Retinitis Pigmentosa. 

Barbara Walters Speaks Out About Retinitis Pigmentosa

Blind Poets Discuss sight loss, their lives and their work. 

That wraps up our post for today. 


‘Cane Confessions’ is my second book however both my books are stand-alone and do not need to be read in a particular order. 

When adventurous overseas traveler, Amy, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.


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You have just read, “RP Awareness and National Poetry Day” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright October 5, 2017. Please take a moment to leave a comment. Thank you. 

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Amy Bovaird is the author of two best-selling books Mobility Matters and Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility.  An accomplished and inspirational speaker, she talks on a variety of topics based on her life experiences and continues to educate and inspire others through her writing and speaking. She lives with a dual disability—progressive vision and hearing loss due to Usher Syndrome. She blogs about the challenges she faces as she loses more vision and hearing and manages to find humor around almost every corner, AmyBovaird.com. Her books are available at Amazon. Follow her on social media at Amy Bovaird, Author.
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6 thoughts on “RP Awareness and National Poetry Day

  • October 6, 2017 at 12:37 am

    It’s wonderful the way you are promoting education on this eye disorder, Amy. I’m not sure if I would have fortitude. I have downloaded your book.

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  • October 6, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Amy, thank you for this post! I will be listening to the Blind Poets with my husband. He is blind as well.

  • October 6, 2017 at 3:54 am

    Dear Lily,
    Thank you so much for downloading my book! I hope you enjoy my adventures! I try hard to share what it’s like because it’s easy for vision-impaired people to feel discouraged.So we all need to encourage each other. Also, It’s wonderful when others learn that vision loss isn’t the end of the world, that one can have a full life in spite of the challenges.
    Looking forward to reading your next post!

  • October 6, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Dear Ginette,
    Good evening (or should I say early morning?!) I am so happy you and your hubby will be listening to the Blind Poets audio discussion together! That encourages me as well. I try hard to post information my readers can really connect to. 🙂
    Please come back and visit again!

  • October 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I am legally blind, but more due to birth defects than anything else. Well, several things, really. I’ve been hearing a lot more about RP lately and even found a YouTube channel hosted by a blind woman in Canada, Molly Burke. I will listen more to the Blind Poets later. Thank you for sharing them.

  • October 7, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Hi Jen,
    You are very welcome. So glad you stopped by and took time to leave a comment. Enjoy their audio post! And do come back again!
    I was curious about Molly Burke so looked her up on Youtube. Really interesting! I think I’ll take some time to watch some of her videos in the future. I love exchanging information. Thank you!
    Come back soon!

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