March for Sight Raises $45,000

Teen girl is thrown in the air at FBC's Central Campus celebrating her team's victory of winning first place and raising $2,166

The month-long challenge covered thousands of miles in addition to raising thousands of dollars for the blind or visually impaired   By: Cara Martinez   Month-long March for Sight challenge raises $45,000 to benefit Foundation for Blind Children’s students and clients experiencing vision loss. March for Sight is an annual fundraiser where participants walk, run […]

Blind Phoenix Woman Inspiring Others

From AZ Family, March 2022   PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Kaiya Armstrong lost her sight unexpectedly when she was 14 years old. Doctors still don’t know why. Now, the 21-year-old has an inspirational message to others as she takes to the skies. Though Kaiya is legally blind, she will fly across the country in just a few […]

Tara Hill Wins 2022 Employee of the Year Award

Tara Hill stands smiling with Employee of the Year Committee after receiving EOY award

Tara was nominated by her colleagues due to her innovation in virtual learning By: Cara Martinez Tara Hill, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired at the Foundation for Blind Children, originally planned to become a doctor. She majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Arizona. During her senior year, she added a […]

Blind 21-Year-Old to Pilot a Plane to Washington, D.C.

Foundation for Blind Children selects a pilot out of 25 candidates to participate in Flight for Sight   PHOENIX – “I’ve missed out on so many things since I was 14”, says 21-year-old Kaiya Armstrong. Kaiya is legally blind and recently graduated from Foundation for Blind Children’s Adult Services program. Before attending FBC, she had […]

FBC Partners with Viewfinder to Expand Healthcare Access

Dr. Carlos Grandela joins the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children in partnership with ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center   ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center offers a comprehensive selection of prescriptive and pre-made magnification products and helpful daily living aids to assist people with visual impairments. The […]

Hawaiʻi Inmates Transcribe Braille

Hawaiʻi student-inmates at CoreCivic’s Saguaro Correctional Center are transcribing braille for school children who are impacted by blindness or visual impairment through a course offered by the Foundation for Blind Children.   From the Maui Now, March 2022     FBC is an organization that serves individuals of many ages who are blind or visually […]

FBC Expands Healthcare Access for the Visually Impaired

An optometrist places a device over a patient's face to test their vision

Dr. Carlos Grandela joins the Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Low Vision Optometry Clinic at Foundation for Blind Children in partnership with ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center   ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center offers a comprehensive selection of prescriptive and pre-made magnification products and helpful daily living aids to assist people with visual impairments. The […]

FBC Grad Shares her Inspiration to Become a TVI

Athena shakes FBC's Julie Rock's hand while receiving her diploma during her Adult Comprehensive Services graduation

Athena’s visual impairment motivated her to teach and advocate for others in the blind community   By: Cara Martinez   Athena Garcia, a Foundation for Blind Children client, shares her story about her journey from being a premature baby with visual impairments to starting a degree program to become a Teacher of The Visually Impaired. […]

Fashion Show 2022, presented by Waymo

Two young FBC students and models stand side by side using walkers underneath a pink and white balloon arch

By: Cara Martinez Foundation for Blind Children held their annual fashion show presented by Waymo, Saturday, February 12 from 5-6 p.m. at the FBC’s Central Campus’ Pulliam Gymnasium. Youth and Family Service Manager, Cody Alvarez, and Educational Services Employee, Maureen Houser, hosted the event.  Eighteen models participated, ranging from birth to 18 years old. Each […]