028 - Courage, positivity and mindset facing ocular illness with Virginia Jacko President and CEO Of Miami Light House
“You will go blind”, this three words are so intimidating for anyone to be diagnosed with a progressive ocular disease, not for Virginia Jacko, we spoke about the importance of her mothers support and how her rigidness rubbed off on her and molded her personality to become the president and CEO of Miami Light House for the Blind.
I asked Virginia what kind of mindset did she had to overcome blindness and she told me that her personality did not let her get to hung up on the diagnosis, instead her motivating force, was to get appropriate training so that later she could serve for the visually impaired and the blind.
She explained how being president and CEO of Miami Light House has let her to mentor many people where she describes that not long ago she had a young girl that had an accident where the windshield crushed in to her face and deprived her of her eyesight.
How volunteering open the doors for Virginia to become president and CEO of Miami Light House and how this simple act opened many doors for her.
On this episode you will learn three things
- The importance of having a strong mental foundation
- How becoming a volunteer can open many doors, even if you are visually impaired.
- The importance to have a purpose to wake up every morning and do what you love.
05:53 Virginia Jacko Background
08:03 The importance of a mother’s support and education when you face an ocular disease.
11:53 Virginias mindset and way of thinking for overcoming RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) a degenerative eye disease that leads anyone to blindness
18:18 How to apply for Miami Light House diverse rehabilitation programs.
25:48 Virginia explains to team Beyond Blindness how she was able to face fear.
30:58 How can you become more positive and have a positive outlook on life without vision.
36:08 What steps should I take when loosing my vision?
37:18 Recommendations to get on stuck from obstacles.
41:18 Resources and contacts
42:03 Section: “On the way I see it”
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