"My degree is in mechanical engineering which I have had a passion for all my life. I have worked at companies doing electronic diagnostics, creating steam and gas turbines, and audio management. I speak over seven different languages including: Spanish, Chinese, Pollish, Ukranian, and Yiddish. I was in the Army but retired after 26 years. My vision loss has been gradual due to glaucoma and several medical conditions that have catastrophically impaired my vision. When I lost my vision, it was hard for me to make social connections with other people. The game days and activities at BCABVI give me that opportunity. I also attend the Veterans Support every month where I can learn about new research and services available through the Veterans' Administration while connecting to other veterans who can relate to my experiences."