Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

16625 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227

Featured Videos of Hope

As we come across them, we will feature videos of persons who are blind and visually impaired and who display remarkable courage and hope. We invite you to view and/or hear these videos by clicking anywhere in the video window directly below the video title.

If you come across a compelling story that should be shared with others, please contact us and share a link where it can be found.

“Laurie Rubin: Blind Opera Singer Defies Expectations”

Ms. Rubin skis, enjoys movies, published a memoir, “Do You Dream in Color?” and keeps busy with her arts education non-profit, Ohana Arts. Posted July 2013.

“Blind girl wins award in state 4-H horse-riding competition”

Ali Steenis is a Washington state teenager earning accolades for her skills and grace. Posted June 2013.

“Running Blind – the Bobby Steele Story”

Blind since birth, Bobby Steele becomes a cross-country runner at Frankenmuth High School in Michigan. Posted May 2013.

“Blind Teacher Opens the Eyes of Her Students” – Tracy Starek

Tennessee university graduate Tracy Starek lost her sight to a disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa but fulfilled her dream to teach. Posted April 2013.

U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist Danelle Umstead – “Blind Skier’s Quest for Gold.”

Losing her sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa, Danelle Umstead found freedom in skiing. Posted March 2013.

Patrick Henry Hughes – “…the music of possibility and the sound of promise.”

This tremendous story of a son and father’s love of music was shared by GDABVI Board Trustee, Mr. Richard Zalewski. Posted February 2013.