"When I was diagnosed with a detached retina I felt hopeless, scared, and unsure of the future. I contacted BCABVI and received help immediately. I started attending support groups, getting transportation services, and made new friends. I became optimistic, feeling happy and more courageous than ever. Using my new-found courage I brought my passion for cosmetology to the center. I teach other clients tips and tricks to putting on make up and doing their hair, which at one time was a simple task but is challenging to do with vision loss. BCABVI has given me hope that I am able to do everything, it might only take longer."