As promised, here is the second part of “Real Chat” about my low vision appointments and the white cane! Despite the feelings of anxiety discussed in the moments before, I ended up having a really nice day! In any situation, I would try not to say there is no reason to be afraid. I think it is okay to experience that emotion, but I’d like to remind you that you would always make it through! You might even want to smile when you look back on what you’ve journeyed through. Keep this in mind for the next hurdle!
I loved reading the comments and emails from the last video and I hope this video is also helpful! I share a few stories from my first encounters with the white cane and share my outlook on things as a person with low vision due to macular degeneration.
The white cane is most definitely our friend! It made me feel more confident to ask for help and it lets those around me know that I might not see them or the signs around us. It asks them to look out for me. I am grateful.
“The white cane stands for independence, courage, persistence, capability, and equality.” – Ashley Nemeth